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Orkney Wireless Museum

Door open days

21 September 2019 (10.30 am to 4.30 pm)

22 September 2019 (2.30 pm to 4.30 pm)


A fascinating collection tracing the history of early domestic radio and wartime communications in Orkney. Also maps, charts, valves, transistors, rare exhibits, wartime memorabilia and photo archive. An opportunity to experience a rare and unusual museum.

The museum was founded in 1983 by the late Jim MacDonald after a lifetime passion working with, investigating and collecting all things electrical.

Since 1997 the collection has been housed in the building erected in 1866 for the factor to the Earl of Zetland’s estates in Orkney. During the 1920s the building was sold and, over the years, became a cycle agency and electrical repair shop with a petrol pump.

Due to the age and design of the building, Orkney Wireless Museum is regrettably not wheelchair accessible.


Key Information

Where to find us

  • Kiln Corner
  • Kirkwall
  • KW15 1LB