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.