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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm



Prices and opening times


From April to October, a joint ticket gives entry to Skaill House. Orkney’s finest mansion, built in the 1620s, was the home of the man who discovered Skara Brae in 1850.

Skara Brae and Skaill House (April to October)

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE, no need to book in advance
Adult: £9.00
Concession: £7.20
Child aged 5-15: £5.40
Child under 5: FREE

For information on Skaill House telephone 01856 841 501 or visit www.skaillhouse.co.uk

Skara Brae only (November to March)

Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE, no need to book in advance
Adult: £7.00
Concession: £5.60
Child aged 5-15: £4.20
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.

Coach parties must book in advance to guarantee entry. 

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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1 April to 30 September (Skara Brae and Skaill House):
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

Evening tours are available in July and August.

1 October to 31 March (Skara Brae only):
Daily, 10am to 4pm 
Last entry 3.15pm

Monument may close for lunch.

Café opening hours

The café is situated within the visitor centre and serves home-made baking from a wide range of locally-sourced ingredients.

1 April to 30 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last serving 5pm 

1 October to 31 March: 
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last serving 3.30pm

We’re a ‘Taste our Best’ café, the dishes on our menu are prepared with locally sourced produce, look out for them on our menu


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.

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