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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
Adult: £7.50
Child aged 5–15: £4.50
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £6.00

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
Adult: £6.50
Child aged 5–15: £3.90
Child under 5: FREE
Concession: £5.20

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.

Young Scot Card Holder Offer

To celebrate the Year of Young People 2018, our sites across Scotland are lowering their drawbridges and opening their gates and offering £1 entry to Young Scot card holders. Tickets can be bought online in advance or on arrival at the site (a valid Young Scot card must be shown).

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

1 October to 31 March (Skara Brae only):
Daily, 10am to 4pm (café may close earlier)
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.

Open daily from April to October (and limited dates in November).  

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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