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“Corrigall Farm Museum”

Corrigall Farm Museum
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Harray
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Owner description: FREE ADMISSION - CLOSED 1 NOV-29 FEB Opened to the public in 1980, Corrigall Farm Museum is a traditional 'but and ben' house. It portrays a typical Orkney farmhouse and steading in Victorian times - late 19th Century. The working barn and grain kiln, horse-drawn machinery and livestock make for an interesting visit for children and adults.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Very nice, knowledgeable guide. Interesting view into Orkney farming in the past. Very friendly resident cat.

Thank dave_branks
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

What a brilliant little farm museum. On arrival it's easy to think as we did that there's not much here , won't take long to look around. How wrong you can be. With a personal guided tour we learned so much about farming and living in Orkney in bygone times. Fantastic.

Thank Puddleduck14
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

This may be a small farm museum, but it packs a lot in. We visited while on a weeks holiday in Orkney and were really pleased we did. The buildings themselves are up to 200 years old and are just as they were left after the last owner died about 30 years ago. They illustrate just how hard life was and how hardy the folk must have been (The Hudson Bay Company recruited in Orkney and the arctic explorer John Rae was from Orkney). We had never seen nor smelt a peat fire before with lots of smoke and not much heat. The whole building is made from flagstone with the exception of the rafters and some of the furniture as wood was in short supply.

A really excellent and knowledgable guide bought the whole experience to life.

The museum is run by Orkney council and is free, yes free to visit. A must for anyone interested in farming history.

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

Shows how hard life was in days gone by with the open hole in the wall fire and the box beds and bare walls they must have been hardy people then also shows the outhouses and if you are at the right time of year you can see kittens and some of the animals that used to be there

Thank thg24rw
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

I am researching the everyday life of the Orcadians who joined the HBC and came to Canada. Seeing this farm was a wonderful way to see what the world of the Orkneymen was like before they left home. I was impressed by the use of stone to construct buildings and was thrilled to see evidence of their way of life. We could wander at will and really got the full experience.

Thank Beverly S
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