Corrigall Farm Museum

Corrigall Farm Museum
c/o Broad Street
Orkney Islands
KW15 1DH




01856 771411

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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.

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Opening hours

Summer Opening (1st March to 31st October)
Mon - Sat, from 10.30 -13.00 and 14.00 -17.00
Museum is closed for lunch 13.00 -14.00
Sunday from 12. 00 -17.00
Winter Opening (1st November to the end of February)
Museum is closed.

Admission charges


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Social History

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Ancient brewing at Corrigall Farm

Discover Ancient Crafts

  • 17 May 2015 12-2pm

Versace meets Viking! With just natural materials and basic tools at your disposal, what would YOU create for the well-dressed Orcadian from days gone by? We'll show you some of the traditional craft skills used at the time and give you a glimpse of essential pre-historic fashion items, then it's up to you!

No doubt, all that creativity will leave you gasping for a brew, so what better way to quench your knowledge (but sadly not your thirst) than to discover what makes a truly 'mature' ale. Archaeologist Merryn Dineley and brewer Graham Dineley draw on their combined experience to explain the ancient art of brewing and reveal how they were lucky (and talented!) enough to make ale with the last batch of malt made right here at Corrigall Farm.

12 - 2pm Spinning and pre-historic clothes design drop-in session
2 - 3.30pm Ancient Brewing demonstration

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