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Sanday Heritage Centre

| Lady Village, KW17 2BW, Scotland
+44 1857 600724
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researching family history

Centrally located on Sanday. Loads of family history with very helpful locals managing the centre... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dotjimmuir
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
The warden made us a cup of tea.

What a lovely place on this amazing peaceful beautiful island. Just dropped in for a look at the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Phil C
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Sanday Heritage Centre displays some of Sanday's natural and man-made treasures, and showcases some of the community's history. Current displays focus on farming, the sea, archaeology, natural history and Sanday's contribution to the First World War. A new display about the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, a Sanday resident and Master of the Queen's Music, was unveiled in May 2017.
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  • Average4%
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“rainy day” (3 reviews)
“next door” (5 reviews)
“small space” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Lady Village, KW17 2BW, Scotland
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+44 1857 600724
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located on Sanday. Loads of family history with very helpful locals managing the centre. Wonderful authentic Crofters Cottage next door filled with original household items. No charge entry.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place on this amazing peaceful beautiful island. Just dropped in for a look at the archaeology and were greeted by a lady who made us a cup of tea.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Children spent the whole afternoon here and had to be dragged away at closing. Free with a voluntary contribution and packed full of ideas for other things to do.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Its free to enter but donations are welcome. Its a no brainer. Great for a rainy day and not to be missed.

Thank Gill R
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Excellent place to get all the info you need about the island heritage and a croft to visit at the side, all free, so make sure you put some money in the box. If you have a rainy day visit here you could easily spend...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

having travelled to sanday, the excellent local tour has brought the group to the free heritage centre. donations voluntary. full of local history spanning all the era's of habitation of the island. very helpful volunteer staff. exceptional ranger . a variety of exhibits. from natural...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Good wet day option. Really interesting social history exhibits and excellent mocked up early 20th century cottage. Great place to wile away a couple of hours

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit - little building that packs a big punch. Very informative displays covering most of what's gone on here from way back when. Could spend hours here, the cottage is a bit of an eye opener as to how people lived -...More

1  Thank paul8392
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This small space covers a lot of ground in a very efficient way. Every aspect of island life appears to be covered here so whether your interest is lighthouses, archeology, history, crafts, or nature there will be something to interest you. It is free so...More

1  Thank SwordMaiden
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

A dedicated building with lots of pictures of local life and shipping during the wars. Here you can find lots of leaflets to help you explore. Take time to visit the croft to see how people survived in an extremely small space basically everything in...More

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Management response:Responded 29 June 2017

Hi Grizz372387 It's great to hear that you foud our little Heritage Centre interesting and a useful resource. Our volunteers who man it will be delighted to hear that. The Croft is a real eye-opener to Orkney life isn't it - I hope you also...More

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