‘I was just stunned by this wealth of artefacts,’ said BBC Scotland’s Head of Radio, Jeff Zycinski. ‘It was just an incredible experience.’
You can see why when you visit the Wireless Museum at Kiln Corner, Kirkwall, and explore their wealth of exhibits, from crystal detectors to thermionic valves where the filaments glowed. The Wireless Set No. 19 was designed for use in the back of a lorry or jeep, and there is a suitcase radio that was used by agents and partisans in France and all over Europe. There are maps and historic documents and many stories – and also Orkney’s first jukebox
You can find out more from the Wireless Museum’s website and from our story of a visit.