Scapa Flow Visitor Centre

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre information

Hoy , Scotland
+44 1856 791300
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admission by donation
Opening hours
9am-4.30pm Mon-Fri Mar-Oct, plus 9am-4.30pm Sat May-Oct, first ferry arrival to 4pm Sun May-Sep
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Lyness was an important naval base during both world wars, when the British Grand Fleet was based in Scapa Flow. This fascinating museum and photographic display, located in an old pumphouse that once fed fuel to the ships, is a must-see for anyone interested in Orkney's military history. Take your time to browse the exhibits and have a look at the folders of supplementary information: letters home from a seaman lost when the Royal Oak was torpedoed are particularly moving.