Westray Heritage Centre


Pierowall Westray, Westray, Orkney, KW17 2BZ

    This small museum located in the village of Pierowall provides a fascinating insight into the natural and human history of the isle of Westray.

    This unassuming building next to the Pierowall Hotel provides a fascinating insight into the history, geology and archaeological heritage of Westray. In addition to the permanent exhibition on the island’s human history and flora and fauna, the centre presents a year-long exhibition on a specific local topic. It also boasts an extensive database of churchyards and houses and a growing genealogy section. View the stunning Westray Stone, an impressive Neolithic carving found in an excavated tomb, alongside other historic treasures and search the archive. As part of the Westray’s Living History project, the centre also contains memorabilia relating to the island including artefacts, written records and photographs which date as far back as the 1800s. 

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2012 Opening Times
    5 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Summer opening is usually from the first Sunday of the new summer ferry timetable cuntil the end of September. Outwith these times we can be contacted by email to arrange entry.
    Winter openings are to be found on the web site www.westrayheritage.co.uk


    • Children Welcome
    • Indoor Play Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location


    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Westray Airfield follow the main road for 2.5 miles to Pierowall village. The Heritage Centre is set back from the road, right beside Pierowall Hotel.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Westray Ferry Terminal at Rapness, turn right, follow the main road for 7 miles into Pierowall village. The Heritage Centre is set back from the road right beside Pierowall Hotel.

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