Grain Earth House

  • Swordfish Road, Hatston Industrial Estate, Orkney


Prices and opening times


Grain Earth House is free to visit and open year-round. 

The keys are available from the Judith Glue Shop, 25 Broad Street, Kirkwall, during normal opening hours and should be returned to the shop after use.

A torch is supplied when you visit.


25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January

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.

Opening times

Open year-round.

Please collect key and torch from Judith Glue Shop, 25 Broad Street, Kirkwall.

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