The Museum came about because of the love of wireless sets of its founder, the late Jim MacDonald. During his lifetime he gathered together an extensive and varied collection of domestic and defence wireless equipment. This was originally housed in a building in St Margarets Hope on South Ronaldsay and was called “An Orkney Wireless Museum”. In 1997, the collection moved to its present premises in Kirkwall, close to the Harbour, and is privately run by a registered charitable trust and staffed by unpaid volunteers and enthusiasts.
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