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Sanday Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Impressive collection

I recommend the heritage centre as one of the most interesting local history collections I have... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2019
517maxinew
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Bedford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well worth visiting on any trip to Sanday

There are well set out displays and friendly staff. There's even free video to watch about the... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2019
Shieldsman
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Maidenhead, England
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The Sanday Heritage Centre displays some of Sanday's natural and man-made treasures, and showcases some of the community's history. Current displays focus on farming, the sea, archaeology, natural history and Sanday's contribution to the First World...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Lady Village, KW17 2BW, Scotland
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+44 1857 600724
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

I recommend the heritage centre as one of the most interesting local history collections I have seen. It appears like a genuine labour of love, with a range of information and items. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 517maxinew
Reviewed August 20, 2019

There are well set out displays and friendly staff. There's even free video to watch about the island. And as in other Orkney museums, there are folders about a range of topics.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shieldsman
Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

First and most important, the staff are instrumental to the full experience. If your looking for family or Island history this is the place to go for ledgers, books, articles, videos, etc. The relocated burnt mound and croft takes you back in time to experience...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank royal410st
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

I wanted to see this regardless if the weather, and it could have rained all day as far as I am concerned as this was terrific! We spent 1,5 hours and I would have loved to stay on. The temporary exhibition covering school and daily...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Deceptively small, the Heritage Centre contains a wealth of information to dip into or explore at will, helpful volunteers and a welcome cup of tea

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Anne G
Reviewed July 10, 2019

My husband and I were planning a trip to Sanday to see where my ancestor had come from. Ruth at the Heritage Center was contacted by our guide and given what little information I had. We met with her when we arrived and she had...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Happy_Travellers2
Reviewed June 28, 2019

On teh beautiful Island of Sanday in the Orkney Islands is the Sanday Heritage Centre, in the tiny Lady Village. Outwardly unprepossessing - quite a small, grey building - it is smart, beautifully laid out and full of interesting exhibits and information about the history...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank glen1goodboy
RuthP2160, custodian at Sanday Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

We have the Appiehouse Stone on long-term loan from Orkney Museum, so hopefully no danger of it being removed to Edinburgh - although it has already had a trip down there! When it was discovered during renovation work at Appiehouse, Sanday, it was carefully recorded...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018

Lots of information on the island, its history (recent and ancient) and wildlife. The temporary exhibition was local shipwrecks and was very interesting. Handily situated in the middle of the island.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frances L
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderfully informative place. There is a wealth of information about Sanday through the years. Free tea and coffee as well and a brilliant archive centre.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregQ28
Reviewed September 5, 2018

A lovely museum with loads of information about all the places on the island with a historical and natural history link

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meanderingwild
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