Dawn of Time
Join us on a journey across millions of years …
Your trip to the Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre will be a terrific day out – you can get a glimpse back across hundreds of millions of years and see for yourself the truly ancient fossilised ghost like remains of the scary looking creatures that inhabited Orkney 385 years ago. You can fire up your imagination by handling a real 30 million year old fossil and cast your eyes over a fossil which is approximately half a billion years old.
The Orkney Fossil Centre also hosts a geological display and you can learn about the formation of these wonderful islands back at the dawn of time. Whether it’s the wow factor of rocks that glow in the dark, the intriguing fossils or the important scientific aspect of the geological collection there is something for everyone in this part of the Centre.