Orkney Fossil & Heritage Centre


Viewforth, Burray, Orkney, KW17 2SY

    See an intriguing collection of rare fossils from Orkney and around the world and learn more about the heritage of the Orkney Isles.

    The Heritage Galleries take you through the 20th century in Orkney with displays of everyday objects and war-time relics. The Building the Barriers exhibition shows the extraordinary feat of engineering that resulted in causeways linking several of the Orkney Isles. The fossils and rocks collection contains some rare and beautifully preserved specimens.
    There is also a café and gift shop.

    Free wi-fi available in the cafe

    The centre is open daily from 19th April to 30th September.

    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    19 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
    Day Times
    Monday 10:00 17:00
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday 10:00 17:00


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site Hot and cold food, daily specials, homebakes etc. available.


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop Well stocked shop selling Fossils and a wide selection of locally made crafts.


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack


    • Children Welcome


    • Level Access Disabled access to cafe, shop and ground floor of museum only

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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