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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 telephone 01856811397.


Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum

Lyness, Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NU.



Opening Times - 2015

Spring Opening - 30 March to 30 April

Monday - Friday, from 10:00 - 16:30

Easter Saturday (6 April), from 10:00 - 16:30

Summer Opening - 1 May to 30 September

Monday - Sunday, from 10:00 - 16:30.

Autumn Opening - 1 October - 31 October

Monday - Saturday, from 10:00 - 16:30.

Winter - 1 November 2015 to the end of March 2016

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.

Related Sites

Related Downloads

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