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The Orkney Wireless Museum

On Kiln Corner in Kirkwall is one of Orkney’s most fascinating places to visit – The Wireless Museum and while it is still closed due to Covid19 you can  view some of their fascinating artefacts online via The Orkney Wireless Museum Facebook page. 

wireless museum

The museum hosts a collection of Orkney’s fascinating history of early domestic radio and wartime communications with maps, charts, valves, transistors, rare exhibits, wartime memorabilia and photo archive.

This  rare and unusual museum was founded in 1983 by the late Jim MacDonald after a lifetime passion of all things electrical.

Since 1997 the collection has been housed in the current building which was erected in 1866 for the factor to the Earl of Zetland’s estates in Orkney. Previously it had been a cycle agency and electrical repair shop with a petrol pump.

This year The Orkney Wireless Museum will be taking part in Digital Doors Open Scotland

This film will explain a bit more about the museum

And if you want to keep updated then visit their Facebook page.

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Kim Foden with her 30 line televisor at The Orkney Wireless Museum

Link: Book Review: Churchill’s Prisoners

Churchill's Prisoners. The Italians in Orkney 1942-1944. James MacDonald

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