Kirbuster Farm Museum

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Kirbuster Museum was opened to the public in 1986. It is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe. The house has a central hearth and a stone (neuk) bed, a unique survival. Kirbuster was occupied up until the 1960s and was once the home of the Spence and Hay families. The site also has an Edwardian parlour and Victorian Gardens. The ‘implement shed’ contains a collection of farming memorabilia. Visitors can enjoy a game of putting on the green and also explore the new Trowie Trail in the back garden.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

1st March – 31st October:

Mon-Sat 10:30-13:00 & 14:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00

Closed: 1st November - end February

Admission charges


Collection details

Social History

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



01856 77268


01856 874615

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