Maeshowe Chambered Cairn

Maeshowe Visitor Centre (at Stenness), Ireland Road, Stenness KW16 3LB

 

Prices and opening times

Admission

Due to limited capacity, it is strongly recommended to reserve your visit online to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment. 

Historic Scotland Members, Explorer Pass holders and reciprocal members: Entry is free, but you must make a tour reservation in advance to guarantee entry. 

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Category Admission price
Adult (16-64yrs) £9.50
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £7.50
Child (5-15yrs) £5.50
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £19.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £27.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £32.50

Your ticket includes the coach transfer to and from the chambered cairn. 

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 65+ or unemployed.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members get free entry to our sites, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid membership on arrival. 
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  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit this site. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  

Opening times

Visits are by guided tour only, which depart from the Maeshowe Visitor Centre at Stenness village on the hour. All visitors must check-in at the visitor centre 15 minutes before their tour start time.

1 April to 30 September:  
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tour times: 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm

1 October to 31 March:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last tour 2pm

Closed

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.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:  
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

Due to limited capacity, it is strongly recommended to reserve your visit online to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment.

Access to the cairn is via a low and long passageway.

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