Scapa Flow Museum and Visitor Centre opened in July 2022 after a major refurbishment.

The newly restored and extended museum is home to more than 250 fascinating artefacts, all helping tell the story of Scapa Flow and Orkney's role during two World Wars. Special interactive exhibits help bring it to life, and a new cafe facility is available too.

Take a look at our video to find out more.

The Scapa Flow Museum is open between 9.30am and 4.15pm. Throughout the year, the opening days are:

May-September: Monday to Sunday

October-December: Tuesday to Saturday

January-February: CLOSED

March: Thursday to Saturday

April: Monday to Saturday

Admission is free and donations are accepted. There is a gift shop and toilet facilities are available.

The £4.4m project was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Orkney Islands Council, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Museums Galleries Scotland, LEADER and NatureScot.

You can also find comprehensive information about the wartime history of Scapa Flow online. Leaflets for a self-guided trail around the wartime remains at Lyness are available from tourist information offices and the Lyness Ferry Waiting Room.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Scapa Flow Museum.

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