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18 September 2021 (11:00-14:00)
The Orkney Museum in Kirkwall tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age, to the Picts and Vikings, right through to the present day.
The Museum’s collection is of international importance and it has a changing temporary exhibition programme. The archaeology collection, which includes artefacts and environmental material from all periods of Orkney's prehistoric and early medieval past, is recognised as being nationally significant.
For Doors Open Days 2021 you can enjoy "Lydia Harris: Bells and Bonnets: a short reading of poems in response to some of the museum’s treasures." A live reading of poems by Lydia Harris, based on artefacts displayed in the Orkney Museum. The readings will take place next to the artefacts that inspired the poetry. The reading will last approximately 45 minutes.