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Westray Heritage Centre

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Fascinating and informative

Nice wee museum with rich exhibits of local life and history of the islands through times. Kind... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ScotlandE_mc
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Scotland
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Go here to see the Westray Wife. Lot of history of local people in the wars, story of post man is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
D38lawn
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice wee museum with rich exhibits of local life and history of the islands through times. Kind lady at reception who chatted to us re island life and it was lovely. Dont miss this place if you are on Westray Island.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here to see the Westray Wife. Lot of history of local people in the wars, story of post man is good. Skeleton of beached whale outside is something to behold!

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

While I was staying with great friends I was asked if I would like to visit Westray Heritage Centre We went on my last full day (Monday) Remarkably interesting place with a video Archive was available to everyone All was excellent Thanks Dickie :-)

Thank RDeLawn
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Westray Island is small but in heritage terms punches way above its weight. This heritage centre, although not large, is well thought out and has a few archaeological items on display that are the equal of the British Museum (I kid not). Fascinating

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This museum offers a snap shot of history over time. Lots of info and some superb artefacts from recent digs other local museums would never be able to keep hold of. Worth it just to see them!

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Orkney is magnificent in so many ways but they sure don't make a big fuss. The heritage centre is sunk back from the 'main road' but has a car park and shouldn't be missed. The main centre charges £3 to go in but has an...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

It's not very big, but they have an interesting range of archaeological finds from the Island, including what they claim is the oldest sculpture of a woman in Scotland. There's a very short video explaining the work being done at the various digs there, and...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had an hour here as part of our Westraak Tour - I didn't think I'd be interested for that long, as I'm not massively interested in Neolithic history. However, there is so much more contained in this centre, and the hour flew by!

Thank Jacqui C
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Really knowledgeable staff and a wonderful museum with enormous imagination including a reconstructed seascape with sea cliffs populated with puffins, gannets, guillemots and shags calling to each other; beautifully detailed photo illustrated stories behind the local farming, the Westray wife statuette, childrens' activities and the...More

Thank AntoshW
Reviewed 3 June 2016

A fascinating museum with really interesting exhibits, including lots of artefacts from the amazing Links of Noltland excavation of a neolithic village. WOrth travelling to Westray juat to see the Westray wifie (very old human stone figurine) and the Westray stone. ALso lovely artistic panels...More

Thank Philippa396
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