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Huge historical record of Westray

Need to watch opening hours 9 am to 4 but closed 12 to 2. Closed Oct till may. This would be the... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
santiago145
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Auckland, New Zealand
A nice little Centre with a real whale skeleton

This Centre is well worth a visit and its World War 1 tributes are especially moving. It is a small... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Johntherunner
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Need to watch opening hours 9 am to 4 but closed 12 to 2. Closed Oct till may. This would be the biggest cloectionof family photos, experiences I have seen. Great war records of Westray. £3 to visit

Thank santiago145
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This Centre is well worth a visit and its World War 1 tributes are especially moving. It is a small island so the losses must have been devastating for the community. You can spend an interesting hour or so here and see the Whale bones...More

Thank Johntherunner
Reviewed August 12, 2018

The little Westray Heritage Centre at Pierowall is beautiful. It is small, as expected on a small island, but very well presented, informative and educational. It was interesting to learn that the tiny Westray community lost 38 (!!!) of its sons in WWI.....You wouldn't think...More

Thank Shaked007
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Nice wee museum with rich exhibits of local life and history of the islands through times. Kind lady at reception who chatted to us re island life and it was lovely. Dont miss this place if you are on Westray Island.

Thank ScotlandE_mc
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Go here to see the Westray Wife. Lot of history of local people in the wars, story of post man is good. Skeleton of beached whale outside is something to behold!

Thank D38lawn
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

While I was staying with great friends I was asked if I would like to visit Westray Heritage Centre We went on my last full day (Monday) Remarkably interesting place with a video Archive was available to everyone All was excellent Thanks Dickie :-)

Thank RDeLawn
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Westray Island is small but in heritage terms punches way above its weight. This heritage centre, although not large, is well thought out and has a few archaeological items on display that are the equal of the British Museum (I kid not). Fascinating

Thank andyrovers
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

This museum offers a snap shot of history over time. Lots of info and some superb artefacts from recent digs other local museums would never be able to keep hold of. Worth it just to see them!

Thank Clare M
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Orkney is magnificent in so many ways but they sure don't make a big fuss. The heritage centre is sunk back from the 'main road' but has a car park and shouldn't be missed. The main centre charges £3 to go in but has an...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

It's not very big, but they have an interesting range of archaeological finds from the Island, including what they claim is the oldest sculpture of a woman in Scotland. There's a very short video explaining the work being done at the various digs there, and...More

Thank Nick B
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