****** PLEASE NOTE******* SCAPA FLOW VISITOR CENTRE AND MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2019 FOR MAJOR REDEVELOPMENT WORK.
***** PLEASE NOTE ******* Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum is now closed until Spring 2019 for major redevelopment work. During the 2018 summer season a pop-up exhibition will operate from temporary buildings at Lyness. Visit us then to find out about the history of Scapa Flow and the museum's exciting plans for the future.
Read our Tripadvisor reviews here FREE ADMISSION This museum is centred around the former fuel oil pumping station at Lyness Naval Base, (HMS Proserpine). The fascinating exhibition illustrates the importance of Scapa Flow as a base for the British fleet throughout history, concentrating on its role during two world wars. It includes photographs, text, artefacts, films and an audio exhibition, plus a collection of large military vehicles, cranes and artillery. Large exhibits and an audio visual display are housed in one of the tanks that once held 15,000 tons of fuel oil for the fleet. The pump house itself contains three Lancashire boilers, built by Wilson’s of Glasgow, and six steam powered triple-expansion duplex Worthington pumps. There are plenty of children's activities as well as a gift shop and café. It is not essential to take a car, as the Museum is a two minute walk from the pier. The museum is open March – October (Sunday opening during the period May-September)and admission is free. Pumphouse Café is open from Easter – October. SORRY, NO DOGS (EXCEPT ASSISTANCE DOGS) ALLOWED IN THE MUSEUM BUILDINGS