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Orkney Museum - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Orkney Museum

I love the Orkney Museum in the centre of Kirkwall, opposite St Magnus Cathedral. One of the mind-blowing exhibits is a carved …

Reading the runes - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Reading the runes

I love the Orkney Museum. Every time I go there I see something else that I’d bypassed on all previous visits. Here’s …

Petrosphere - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

A petrosphere at the Orkney Museum

I’m fascinated by this neolithic petrosphere, or stone-age stone ball, at the Orkney Museum. I lean forward and suddenly bump my nose on the glass looking at it. What is it? What was it used for?

Carved egg - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Serpentine egg

A trip through the Orkney Museum in Tankerness House in Kirkwall is an essential part of any visit to Orkney. There are …

Macehead - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

One of my favourite objects

One of my favourite objects in the Orkney Museum is this neolithic pestle mace head. It makes me wonder just how fabulous …

Orkney Museum Staircase - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Orkney Museum Staircase

I love Tankerness House which houses the Orkney Museum. Here are a couple of views of the staircase.