Please note: in order to protect visitors and staff, not all museums are currently open to the public. Please check the page for the museum you wish to visit for full details about opening times and answers to frequently asked questions.
There are a wide range of museums and visitor attractions across Orkney, run by both Orkney Islands Council and independent trusts. Pages for information on museums and visitor centres owned by Orkney Islands Council can be accessed from the 'More pages in this section' menu.
As well as responsibility for management of the Council's accredited museums and visitor centres , the Arts, Museums and Heritage Service also manages St Magnus Cathedral and a range of sites interpreted by panels.
The Arts, Museums and Heritage Service provides an overview of, and umbrella support for, the independent Heritage Sector in Orkney, providing grant aid, training, curatorial advice and other help as necessary.
The Orkney Museums archaeology collections, are recognised as a collection of national significance under the Government's Recognised Collections Scheme.