Orkney Boat Museum has three main aims;
• To save and allow interpretation of historic boats and the stories associated with them, together with other important sea-related narratives linked to Orkney's important maritime heritage.
• To save the Hall of Clestrain, an A-listed Georgian mansion built in 1769 which is in a state of dereliction.
• To seek a proper place in history for Dr John Rae, born and raised in the Hall, who discovered the fate of the Franklin Expedition, discovered the final link to the Northwest Passage in Canada, and designed the boat used in exploring great tracts of wilderness in Canada.
Orkney Boat Museum is supported in this by the Friends of Orkney Boat Museum.
Orkney Boat Museum is a company limited by guarantee, Co. Reg. No. SC273109, and is a recognised Scottish charity