Sad to say we wont see you for a while.

With the health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers foremost in our thoughts it is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to remain closed for what would have been a very short 2020 season. In the current circumstances we feel that the risks posed within certain areas of our converted farm buildings are...

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Opening Times 2020 -season. Closed.

We have had to postpone opening the museum and cafe due to the ongoing Covid Pandemic. Do take care of yourselves and we hope to re open just as soon as circumstances allow.

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New Scapa and The Scuttle Exhibition

A big thank you to the Heritage Lottery Fund, our new exhibit is 'going down' well !

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German High Seas Fleet Sinks in Scapa Flow, Orkney.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most momentous events in naval history, and it took place right here in Orkney. Come along to The Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre and see our new interpretive floor map of Scapa Flow. The giant map shows you where the German High Seas Fleet, having surrendered...

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Come On In Folks !

The Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre and the Cafe will be opening for the 2019 season on 19th April and we are looking forward to seeing you. For 2019 we will be having a new display - we will be telling you about that soon so stay tuned.

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DOORS OPEN ME HEARTIES

Come on down to Burray to the Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre. We're part of the Doors Open scheme and that means free entry on 22nd and 23rd September. And we'll be having a bit of knotty fun.   If you're visiting the Italian Chapel then a visit to our special Churchill Barriers room is a...

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Free Entry !!! We’re Gonna Fling Open The Doors on 22nd and 23rd Sep.

The Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre is delighted to be particiapting in the 2018 Doors Open Days. We will be putting on a special event and entry to the Fossil Cenrtre and Heritage galleries will be absolutely free so come on down to sunny Burray on 22nd and 23rd September. Doors Open Days is coordinated...

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Build Your Own Churchill Barrier – A date for yor Diary

Come on down to Burray and join us on the 18th 19th August for our  Wartime Past Vintage Weekend.  Enjoy our Churchill Barrier display and even have a go at building your own barrier with our wee wooden blocks, the kids love it. The tea room will have a scrummy specials board and of course...

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January 12th 1918, Disaster at Sea.

Two ships of the Royal Navy were lost on the shores of South Ronaldsay in harsh conditions at the beginning of 1918. Here at the Fossil and Heritage Centre in Burray we are pleased to host the Book of Remembrance which lists the 188 sailors who perished along with the sole survivor. You can find...

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Come and Help Us celebrate on 1st July

Free admission to the museum, come and see our new garden area and why not enjoy a dinosaur hunt too as we celebrate 25 yrs of the Fossil Centre and Heritage Centre. Starts at mid day on 1st July, come on down !.

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