Visit Info

Orkney Fossil & Heritage Centre
Burray, Orkney

Tel: 01856 731255 /

19 April – 30 September 2019. 10am – 5pm

How to get here

From Kirkwall:
A961 towards St Margaret’s Hope. The Fossil & Heritage Centre is on the left half a mile after crossing the third Churchill Barrier.
From South Ronaldsay:
A961 towards Kirkwall. After Burray Village, pass Echna Loch on your right with Scapa Flow on your left. The Fossil & Heritage Centre is on the hill on the right.

Information for disabled visitors

There is wheelchair access to the building via the Heritage Tearoom and an accessible toilet beside the main entrance. The downstairs galleries are mostly accessible, but there are steps down into the Glow Room, which displays fluorescent rocks.  The main local heritage galleries are upstairs and there is no stair lift. You can explore these galleries via a google tour (see left) or via a hand-held device available free of charge at the main entrance.  Most of the displays are static, many items are in display cases and some can be touched. There is one soundscape unit and a screen with rotating black and white images, but no other audiovisual presentations.

The outbuildings with displays of tools and other heritage items are accessible via a narrow stone path with steps. Look out for the low doorways. The Gift Shop and Heritage Tearoom areas are fully accessible and a table can be reserved in the Tearoom if you wish by phoning in advance.