Sanday Heritage Centre is situated on the outskirts of Lady Village. Located within Temperance Hall, the centre displays some of Sanday’s natural and man-made treasures and showcases some of the community’s history.
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Current displays focus on farming, the sea, archaeology, natural history and Sanday’s contribution to the First World War.
The Horne Room, named in recognition of a significant financial bequest from the estate of the Horne family, houses the island’s photographic and oral history archives, as well as the beginning of a reference library of books and written archives. More information on the collection is available online.
Also within the centre is a small shop, stocked with greeting cards and postcards with Sanday themes, along with various island souvenirs and a chosen range of Orkney books.
An outing to the Centre is made complete by a visit to The Croft and reconstruction the island’s Meur Burnt Mount, located less than a hundred yards away.
Entry to the Heritage Centre is free but donations towards the maintenance of the collection are greatly appreciated.