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Prices and opening times

Skara Brae is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

Admission

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.

Book tickets now

From 26 June to 17 August, tickets to our sites are free for all children under 16 as part of the Get Into Summer campaign. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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.

Category Skara Brae & Skaill House (Apr-Oct) Skara Brae only (Nov-Mar)
Adult (16-64yrs) £9.00 £7.00
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £7.20 £5.60
Child (5-15yrs) £5.40 £4.20
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £18.00 £14.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £26.00 £20.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £31.00 £24.00

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

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 must book their tickets online and show their ticket and valid membership on entry. Not a Member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits
  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. You must book online in advance.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. Both the tickets for the cared-for person and carer must be booked online, and are limited to two carers per transaction.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit this site in 2021. You must book your ticket in advance and show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult). 

What will be open during your visit

  • External spaces
  • Most internal spaces open to visitor access (except Replica House)
  • Visitor centre
  • Exhibition (partially open)
  • Shop 
  • A Tuk Tuk serving coffee, cake and soft drinks from 10am to 2.30pm. View the menu
  • Toilets available (limited capacity for physical distancing)
  • Mobility scooters

Some areas/facilities will remain closed for now, we have a phased approach to re-opening while we work to make them safe.

Opening times

Advance booking required

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.

1 April to 31 March:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

Monument may close for lunch.

Tuk Tuk Opening times 

Open daily, 10am to 2.30pm
View the menu

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

Skara Brae is now open (joint ticket with Skaill House, Apr-Oct) and we are delighted to welcome you back.

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

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