Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum information

Location
Hoy , Scotland
Address
Lyness
Telephone
+44 1856 791300
More information
www.orkney.gov.uk
Opening hours
10am-4.30pm Mon-Sat Mar-Apr & Oct, 9am-4.30pm Mon-Sat, 1st to last ferry 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.

It's just by the ferry slip at Lyness, so easily visited. There's a decent cafe here.