Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Burray Village

4.7
#4 of 18 in Museums in Orkney Islands
The fossil collection was donated to the people of Orkney by local builder Leslie Firth, who started collecting after finding fossils at Cruaday Quarry.
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  • Got off the ferry from the mainland and stopped at the first open tearoom we could find. Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre was a good choice. Pleasant staff gave good service in an interesting room (l...  more »
  • I only stopped here because it looked as though it was going to rain and I thought I would have a cup of tea while the clouds passed. There is so much to see - fossils, gemstones, the local heritage c...  more »
  • stunning views towards the Churchill barriers, a shop, tearoom and amazing exhibitions. highlights were the exhibition about the barriers and the fossil collection. there are some outdoor buildings as...  more »
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  • Was on hoilday we stop there for a bit to eat, lovey food and friendly service. And not expensive. We than went into the museum part it was really lovely on the different history of many things well worth a visit.
  • My friends and I visited the Fossil and Heritage centre and thoroughly enjoyed it there. The wartime display and artefacts upstairs are particularly interesting. We had a fantastic lunch in the cafe, including a big bowl of homemade soup, local cheese platter, and lovely vegetarian platter. It's great to see some effort being out into providing delicious, healthy vegetarian options and not just the usual run of the mill items. Coffee and tea were good and service was excellent (what a lovely polite young boy who served us). Highly recommend and can't wait to find time to go back.
  • Very interesting and well presented local museum.
  • Very interesting. An eclectic mix of bits & bobs from all different periods of our history. Fascinating.
  • Great museum, with a very plesant cafe. Reasonable entrance and gift shop prices, interesting exhibits with plenty of information including fossils, military, and local life. An enjoyable couple of hours spent here. Would happily return.
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