The Scapa Flow Museum tells the story of Scapa Flow and Orkney's role during two World Wars.

The newly restored and extended museum re-opened in 2022 and is home to more than 250 fascinating artefacts. 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-November: Tuesday to Saturday

December: Thursday to Saturday

January-February: CLOSED

March: Tuesday 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.

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