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Orkney Wireless Museum

1 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LB, Scotland
+44 1856 871400
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Fascinating if you like old radios.

Good collection of radios and other early electronics equipment from the 1940's through to the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
David B
Fun to visit

We read about this Museum in the local brochures. I am an Ham Radio Operator and this was... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Montrose, Colorado
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1 Junction Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LB, Scotland
+44 1856 871400

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Good collection of radios and other early electronics equipment from the 1940's through to the 1960's. Not too well displayed or explained. Cramped.

Thank David B
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We read about this Museum in the local brochures. I am an Ham Radio Operator and this was especially interesting to me. They have a lot of WW2 historical items inside.

Thank kristyed
Reviewed 9 September 2016

The story of the Radio from the Chrystal sets to todays DAB. it includes hands on Morse transmitters, Signal Lamps and everything to do with them, there are boards of Valves, a whole varierty of batteries and even a Juke Box, the two custodians on...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lovely little museum with lots of memory joggers. Amazing how much they have managed to fit into such a small space.

Thank AilsaPerth_Scotland
Reviewed 5 September 2016

an interesting timewarp in the history of the wireless. Very tiny museum as its only one room and the charge was high for what it was. free entry with a donation would have been more suitable.

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This tiny museum was ok but as a previous revue has said you have to be into radios to get the most out of it. I was bored after a very short while but then i am not that interested in looking at old radio...More

Thank Semiquaver
Management response:

Our admission charge for 2016 is £3, with reduced rates of £1 for those under age 16 and for students.

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A small but full exhibition of wireless communication from both commercial and military interest. Not a Bluetooth or IPhone in sight 😬

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a very interesting visit. The curator was very helpful. There is a bit of the display given over to Ham radio and I came away with a QSL card. 73

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It looked crowded and a little confusing when I first entered but proved to be anything but. The wartime exhibits were of particular interest to me. The lady volunteer on duty was superbly knowledgable with an unrelenting desire to pass on her information. An hour...More

1  Thank LeslieMcDonnell
Reviewed 3 August 2016

.......to get the most out of this tiny (one room) museum. It's a delight of old radios and comms equipment. There are also books of carefully preserved/copied wartime photographs and historical facts. There are two fascinating DVDs, that the staff (usually only one person) will...More

Thank Xraydiant
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Hi We arrive at Kirkwell on the Oriana 7th July, will you be open. I'd love to visit your museum. I was into Radio ( Marine) back in the 60's. all stuff with valves. ps are you far from where the cruise ships dock. Thanking you Martin
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