Orkney Wireless Museum

Kirkwall

Breath in the nostalgia of radio from over the years, from the 'Grand' designs of the 1930's to the compact transistor radio's of today.

Listen to an actual 100 year old crystal set, and learn what the 'Cats Whisker' actually was and looked like. Children can play tennis on the early computer game or try their steady hand on the wire game. Adults can switch on and tune into a 1950's valve set.

The wartime section has displays showing how Scapa Flow and the home Fleet were protected during WW2. Displays include a replica Radar Station, Bomber Radio Equipment, Spitfire Radio's, and an actual 'Spy Suitcase' Radio. There are also items on display taken from interned German ships including a U-Boat radio.

On the lighter side we have Orkney's first juke box and a selection of Novelty Transistor Radio's in the form of sauce bottles, cigarette packets, computers, cameras and many other shapes and forms!

A selection of photograph albums are available to browse through wartime pictures, or watch a DVD on the laptop computer. Come along and visit a rare and unusual Museum, you might actually remember more of the items than you may think!

Other Details

Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:30

Sunday 14:30 - 16:30

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