Historic Scotland

Opening times

Open summer only.

A seasonal ferry service operates daily (except Sat) during the summer and details of sailings are available on www.mousa.co.uk



Prices and opening times


Mousa Broch is free to visit.


Summer only.

A seasonal ferry service operates daily (except Saturday) from April to September and booking is not required for the daily Mousa Island/trip. Sailings are all dependent on weather, and the season could close early because of weather conditions. For details of sailings please visit www.mousa.co.uk

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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