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Scapa Flow Museum Shortlisted for Major Award

inside the Scapa Flow visitor centre, this room shows a map of the UK Ireland and western Europe with a model of  a Royal Navy ship

Orkney’s recently re-opened Scapa Flow Museum has been shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2023 award.

The museum located at Lyness in Hoy is free to visit and charts the role of the Royal Navy in Orkney, in particular during the two World Wars.

There are 4 other museums shortlisted for the award:

  • The Burrell Collection (Glasgow)
  • Leighton House (London)
  • The MAC (Belfast)
  • Natural History Museum (London).

The winning museum will be announced at a ceremony at the British Museum in London on 12 July and will receive £120,000, specially increased for 2023 and beyond to mark 120 years of Art Fund supporting museums. £15,000 will be given to each of the four other finalists – bringing the total prize money to £180,000.

one of the massive propellers from HMS Hampshire
Starboard propeller and shaft HMS Hampshire

Scapa Flow Museum Opening Times

9.30am to 4.15pm

  • May-Sep: Mon-Sun
  • Oct-Dec: Tue-Sat
  • Jan-Feb: Closed
  • Mar: Thu-Sat
  • April: Mon-Sat

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