Skara Brae is in a Level 3 COVID protection area and will remain open to local visitors. From 24 December 2020 to 15 January 2021 admission will be free. Please select a date and time as normal. Find out more about our COVID response.
We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you will not be able to visit without booking online in advance.
Due to physical distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, some areas of the site will remain closed.
How to book tickets
If you are a Member your ticket will be free, but you must book in advance.
Our staff have been trained in hygiene and physical distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures, including our toilet facilities, to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting
In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are now mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions).
Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible