Historic Scotland

Opening times

Mid-Jun to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm (tides permitting)
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to mid-Jun:
Closed

Facilities

 

Prices and opening times

Admission

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE
Adult: £6.00
Concession: £4.80
Child aged 5-15: £3.60
Child under 5: FREE

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 60+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Young Scot Cardholder Offer

Young Scot cardholders can receive £1 entry on general admission tickets during 2019 and 2020. Tickets can be bought online in advance or on arrival. Production of a valid Young Scot is required on arrival and applies to the cardholder only. For full terms and conditions, and to see where else Young Scot £1 entry applies, please visit the Young Scot website for more details.

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Open

Tides permitting, the Brough of Birsay is open:

Mid-June to 30 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

You should check tide tables at Skara Brae or call them on 01856 841 815. Tide times may also be found on the Met Office website

Closed

1 October to mid-June

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures

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