Scapa Flow Exhibits at the Hoy Hotel

Exhibits from the Scapa Flow Museum, Lyness , Hoy, will be on show at the temporary space set up in the Hoy Hotel from  Saturday 30th June.

The exhibition is in place whilst the Scapa Flow Museum is closed for major redevelopment.

The temporary exhibition features touch screen computers giving a 360 degree tour of the main museum buildings and site, showcasing museum exhibits and stories and highlighting some of the latest research into Scapa Flow and its history.

Opening times

30 June – 23 September 2018

  • Sunday to Friday – 10.00 – 16.00
  • Saturday – 10.00 – 15.00

24 September – 31 October 2018

  • Monday to Friday – 10.00 – 16.00
  • Saturday – 10.00 – 15.00

The exhibition entrance is at the rear of the building.

There are no public toilets at the exhibition – facilities are available at the Lyness Ferry Waiting Room.

The temporary exhibition has been part-funded through the Island of Hoy Development Trust.

Lyness Museum

Aerial view of the Lyness Museum Hoy courtesy of OIC

The redevelopment of the Scapa Flow Museum will see the restoration of the historic buildings, the enhancement of interpretation and displays and the creation of a new building which will house an exhibition space, cafe, toilet facilities and information areas.

Specialist audio-visual equipment is also being purchased and a film commissioned to tell the story of Scapa Flow and Orkney’s role in the two world wars. This will form a major new exhibit in the Second World War oil tank that forms part of the museum.

The Scapa Flow museum will be closed until March 2020 whilst the extensive improvements take place.

Funding for the project has come from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Orkney LEADER 2014-2020 programme, Museums Galleries Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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