Passing by near closing time and decided to have a look. Very interesting and the cafe did excellent cake
When visiting the Orkneys take time to visit the Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre. Privately run, a visit is well worth the small admission charge. Excellent displays, artefacts and information charts ensure a morning well spent. There is a first class café/restaurant (serving delicious coffee and home-made cake, and superb light lunches) and a really nice shop with affordable, locally... More
Another place to learn about the natural history and events of Orkney. Well presented and worth a visit. In addition, there is a cafe with surprisingly good food and a pleasant environment. They made an excellent home made pea soup and a delicious baked potato. Worth a visit for the cafe alone!
We stopped here twice and loved it for an excellent choice of food and very friendly people. Nicest views from the cafe and pot of herbal tea that filled three cups!
The museum has well labeled fossils and geology plus there is a comprehensive collection of posters, maps, photos and spoken words about the building of the Churchill barriers and their effect on local people. Best is the clean and friendly cafe with lovely soup, sandwiches, cakes etc. reasonably priced and best of all, run by the local community. Good luck!
What a gem of a place. We went along not sure if there would be enough to entertain our 4 yr old and 8 yr old but were pleasantly surprised how much there was to see. Some colouring sheets or a quiz would have been good to keep little ones further amused but the horse, glow room (which was very... More
Come here if you do! There are plenty of fossils to see and information to read - see the photos. There is a small museum of old artifacts, ranging from old clothes to machine guns. There is also a story about the Germans scuttling their naval fleet at the end of World War 1 - it's fascinating! Go there and... More
The museum is a compact but interesting find but the cafe is the real gem. Food and service are great, thoroughly recommend!
very informative exhibit on Scapa flow and WWII and the barriers, nice geology and mineral exhibit and fossil information
Excellent and absorbing exhibition. Perhaps better for younger children that teens, but that's just the nature of teens - at least of our two. The cafe does the best BLT I've ever had!
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