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Fossil and Heritage Centre

  • The Orkney Isles
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Fossils and rocks from Orkney and beyond, housed in 19th century farm buildings including fossils of strange and now-extinct fish which lived in Lake Orcadie 385 million years ago, illustrations which bring to life the fish and the world they inhabited, a timeline to convey the immense timescale in which planets are born, rocks and fossils form, whole continents move and an exploration of Orkney geology, the rocks of Orkney and how the landscape we see today was formed.

In the New Earth Gallery, there is also a dinosaur display with a small selection of fossils and facts about these amazing beasts and check out the glow room which uses UV light to display fluorescent rocks in colours not visible to the naked eye.

There is also a cafe and gift shop at the Fossil and Heritage Centre.

Opening hours

April - September Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm


Adults: £4.50 Concessions: £3.50 Under 5s go free!

Travel & Contact Information


Burray, The Orkney Isles, The Highlands, KW17 2SX, Scotland

Phone number

01856 731255



Click here to visit Fossil and Heritage Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Fossil and Heritage Centre has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Fossil and Heritage Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Fossil and Heritage Centre has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Fossil and Heritage Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Fossil and Heritage Centre have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Fossil and Heritage Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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