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Scapa Flow MuseumScapa Flow Museum

Scapa Flow Museum’s role is to chart Orkney’s military involvement in the First and Second World Wars and provide a safe home for a major collection of wartime artefacts, many of national and international importance. 

A £4.4m major redevelopment, completed in July 2022, was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Orkney Islands Council, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Museums Galleries Scotland, LEADER and NatureScot.

There is a comprehensive exhibition about the wartime history of Scapa Flow available online – please see the ‘Related Links’ section below.

Leaflets for a self-guided trail around the wartime remains at Lyness are available from tourist information offices and the Lyness Ferry Waiting Room.   A guide to Hoy and Walls Wartime Heritage is available in the Orkney Wartime Leaflet No. 2 which can be found in the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

There is a cafe on site open during Museum opening times, as listed below. Please note, the café at the Scapa Flow Museum is operating a reduced service (drinks, sandwiches and snacks) until the end of the 2022 season. We apologise for the inconvenience to our visitors. Dogs are not permitted to enter the Museum unless they are assistance dogs.

We look forward to welcoming you to Scapa Flow Museum.

Opening Times

9.30am to 4.15pm

Contact Details

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If you wish to make a donation, please use the 'Donate Now' button below.

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School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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