Visit a Place

The Ness and its people

On until Friday 12 August 2022

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn

This is a chance to get up close to the Ness of Brodgar, its people, their belongings, and their lives.

The exhibition will introduce many fascinating objects from the Neolithic excavation, while pondering the choices made, skills used and creativity displayed by the people at the Ness. It will also shine a light on the modern “people of the Ness”, getting to know more about the work of archaeologists and specialists involved in excavating the site.

The exhibition is free and at the Maeshowe Visitor Centre. If you're planning to visit Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, it is strongly recommended to reserve your visit online to guarantee entry as capacity is limited.

Tuesday 9 August 2022

Last entry at 4.45pm

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Last entry at 4.45pm

Thursday 11 August 2022

Last entry at 4.45pm

Friday 12 August 2022

Last entry at 4.45pm


The Visitor Centre is single-level and the exhibition is accessible by wheelchair via concrete ramp.

Find out more about access