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Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum.

This Museum tells the story of the naval anchorage in World Wars 1 and 2. Visitors can find out about the Royal Oak disaster and view the files of war-time photographs. There are audio visual displays which illustrate the history of Scapa Flow, as well as children’s activities. There is also a gift shop and café. It is not essential to take a car, as the Museum is a two minute walk from the pier. If visitors do wish to take a car, they need to book onto the ferry on tel: 01856 811397.


Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum




KW16 3NU


01856 791300


Opening Times - 2014

Due to emergency repair work being carried out, Scapa Flow Vsitor Centre and Museum will now reopen on Monday 7 April, rather than on 31 March as previously advertised.

Spring Opening - 7 April to 18 April

Monday - Friday, from 09.00 - 16.30

Late Spring Opening - 19 April (Easter Saturday) to 30 April (Closed Easter Sunday)

Monday - Saturday, from 09.00 - 16.30

Summer Opening - 1 May to 30 September

Monday - Saturday, from 09.00 - 16.30.

Sunday - from arrival of first ferry to 16.00.

Autumn Opening - 1 October - 31 October

Monday - Saturday, from 09.00 - 16.30.

Winter Opening - 1 November to the end of March 2015)

Museum is closed.



Facility is free of charge.

Disabled Access

Full details of disabled access to the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre are available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Further Information

For further information visit the Scapa Flow website, available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.