Corrigall Farm Museum

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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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A Day in the Hill: Peats and Pastimes

  • 14 — 15 May 2016 2-5pm

Dig out your wellies and get ready to get down and dirty on the Hill! Start off by exploring an exhibition about traditional peat cutting and the crafts that would have taken place around the peat fire once the day on the hill was over. Then roll your sleeves up and get ready to get stuck in at the working peat bank where you can try your hand at cutting peats for the fires at Corrigall Farm Museum and Kirbuster Museum. If you prefer to watch others work there will be demonstrations and displays of traditional crafts such as straw work, basket making and spinning and you’ll will have the opportunity to sample some traditional fare such as hearty bannocks and oatcakes that were once baked on a griddle suspended over the open fire. Finally, after all your hard work, you can relax and listen to some traditional fireside music, provided by young musicians.


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




01856 771411

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