The 19th century Tormiston Mill, Stenness is located on the main Kirkwall – Stromness Road and was once the visitor centre for the Neolithic tomb of Maeshowe which stands in the field across the road.
Open from 11th of July is a new exhibition at the Maeshowe Visitor Centre revealing the finds and the story from the Ness of Brodgar excavation nearby in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney
Visitors can now book tickets to Maeshowe as part of HES’s new seasonal activity for 2022, with more sites set to follow in reopening across the country on a rolling basis.
This year Historic Environment Scotland have organized an on-line event to acknowledge the mid-winter solstice.
Proposals have been put forward on the development of Orkney’s World Heritage Site – known as The Heart of Neolithic Orkney which comprises the Maeshowe tomb, The Standing Stones of Stenness, The Ring of Brodgar and the village settlement of Skara Brae.
The Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces in Kirwall have reopened to visitors for guided tours.
Those under 16 years of age will get free access to ticketed sites managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this summer.
Historic Environment Scotland is set to re-open more of the sites it manages as we continue to ease out of restrictions.
18th April is World Heritage Day
Maeshowe: an Orkney Saga is on Kickstarter now and you can receive a copy of the published game in return for backing the project up until it finishes on 4th February 2021.