Mills, Birsay Heritage Trust, Springburn, TWATT, Orkney KW17 2JH
Tel (01856) 771276
The Barony Mill, Orkney’s last water mill, specialises in bere-meal production.
Built in 1873 it is situated at the west end of Boardhouse Loch.
Guided tours of mill. Open every day April to September. Admission
of Gurness, Aikerness, EVIE
Tel (01856) 751414
Well-preserved Iron Age broch on the shore of Eynhallow Sound with extensive
rampart and large domestic settlement. Interesting museum with displays.
Open all year, admission charge.
House, EDAY, Orkney KW17 2AB
Tel (01857) 622260
Historic laird’s house built by John Stewart in 1633. Scene
of the capture of Pirate Gow in 1725. Guided tours by request in
Farm Museum, HARRAY, Orkney
Restored 19th century farmstead with living area, old utensils, and a
working loom. Steading with circular kiln, barn and byre.
Sheep, hens and horse-powered implements. Open March to October,
Park Distillery Visitor Centre, Holm Road, KIRKWALL KW15 1SU
Tel (01856) 874619, Fax (01856) 876091
200 year old distillery with working floor maltings and peat-burning kilns.
Visitor Centre with interesting shop. Guided tours available all
year round of distillery with audiovisual programme about Orkney and the
Distillery. Free dram - Admission charge for tours. STB Commended.
Farm Museum, BIRSAY, Orkney
Preserved 19th century “firehoose” with fireback and smoke hole in the
roof. Neuk beds in walls. Interesting artefacts inside Victorian
garden and attractive burn outside. Open March to October, admission
and Tormiston Mill, STENNESS, Orkney Tel (01856) 761606
Orkney’s most spectacular Neolithic chambered cairn. Large collection
of 12th century Viking runes. During December and January the setting
sun illuminates the passage and chamber. Adjacent 19th century mill
houses shop and displays. Open all year, admission charge.
Fossil & Vintage Centre, Viewforth, BURRAY KW17 2SX Tel
Displays of local and worldwide fossils and “glow in the dark” minerals,
vintage exhibits and old joinery tools. Archive room and attractive
gift shop. Fascinating story of Orkney geology and fossils.
Admission charge to display rooms.
Orkney Museum, Tankerness House, Broad Street, KIRKWALL, Orkney
Tel (01856) 873191 Fax (01856) 871560
The story of Orkney 4,000BC to 1,800AD. From the Stone Age to the 18th
century - via Picts and Vikings. Contained in an historic 16th century
house with gardens. Open all year, admission free.
Wireless Museum, Kiln Corner, Junction Road, KIRKWALL KW15 1LB
Tel (01856) 871400
A fascinating collection showing domestic radio over the years.
Wartime radio in Orkney, valves, transistors, etc, and Italian Prisoner
of War artefacts.
Pier Arts Centre, Victoria Street, STROMNESS KW16 3AA
Tel (01856) 850209, Fax (01856) 851462
Continuous programme of contemporary art exhibitions shown alongside a
remarkable collection of 20th century art, including Hepworth, Wallis
Flow Visitor Centre, Lyness, HOY, Orkney
Scapa Flow’s major role as a naval base in WWI and WWII is portrayed here
with displays, artefacts and equipment. Original fuel oil pumping
station and one preserved oil tank. Open all year, admission
House, Breckness Estate, SANDWICK KW16 3LR
Tel (01856) 841501, Fax (01856) 841668
Complement your Skara Brae experience with a visit to this 17th century
Mansion House. Skaill House offers a unique insight into Orkney
history. Gift shop. Open April to September, otherwise by
appointment, admission charge (includes access to Skara Brae).
Brae Visitor Centre and Skara Brae, Bay of Skaill, SANDWICK, Orkney Tel
Visitor Centre with audiovisual, hands-on displays and artefacts from
Skara Brae. Shop and café. Replica of hut 7 from the
Neolithic village. Open all year. Admission charge to displays and
Skara Brae (includes access to Skaill House April to Sept).
St Magnus Kirk, The Palace, BIRSAY
This attractive church was built in 1760, but parts of its structure are
much earlier. It is open to visitors and a key can be obtained from
nearby Palace Stores.
Fish Mart, Whitehall Village, STRONSAY KW17 2AR Tel (01857) 616346
Former fish mart from the Herring Fishing time - now café, museum,
visitor centre and hostel. Meals, snacks, takeaway, hot and cold
drinks, gifts, postcards, etc. Self-catering hostel sleeping 8 people.
Museum, 52 Alfred Street, STROMNESS, Orkney KW16 3DF Tel (01856)
Orkney maritime history displays, including shipping, whaling, Hudson’s
Bay Company and the WWI German fleet in Scapa Flow. Display of Orkney
eggs, butterflies and moths.
Sui Generis Gallery, Redbanks, EDAY KW17 2AA Tel/Fax (01857) 622219
Byres are galleries, exhibits magical collection of unique furniture,
etc. Exclusive souvenirs. Unusual gardens, workshop, guided tours, admission
of the Eagles, Liddle, SOUTH RONALDSAY KW17 2RW Tel (01856) 831339
Unique insight into Neolithic life with opportunity to handle original
artefacts. Visit to Bronze Age House as well as the Tomb itself
in its cliff top location. Admission charge.
Heritage Centre, The Lodge, Pierowall, WESTRAY KW17 Tel (01857) 677231
Permanent artistic natural history display. Annual historic exhibition,
hands-on children’s models, crafts and light refreshments. Open
May to September. Admission charge.
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