Orkney Fossil And Heritage Centre
The Orkney Fossil And Heritage Centre is a journey through time and a total paradise for archaeology, geology and history enthusiasts. Based on the island of Burray in the most atmospheric converted farm buildings, this hidden gem has an impressive collection of fossils from Orkney and further afar. A wealth of facts join the extensive rock and fossil collections (which include a fossil that’s approximately half a billion years old), along with intricate illustrations of 380-million-year-old fish.
The Heritage Galleries are overflowing with exhibits surrounding boat building in Burray, the First and Second World Wars, the construction of the Churchill Barriers and the famous Italian Chapel. The museum’s contents were donated by local builder Ernest Firth, who along with his father collected fossils from their quarry, as well as numerous heritage objects from furniture and china to cameras and tools. The tearoom is to die for!