Corrigall Farm Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Aside from the main house, there is a barn, byre, and several outbuildings. The barn has stabling for horses at one end and a kiln for drying grain at the other. The byre has a stone channel down the centre for clearing away muck, and stalls are made with large upright stone slabs. The house roof is heather thatch and turf, and you might just see one of the museum's North Ronaldsay sheep on top of the roof eating the grass!
Exhibits show everyday objects used on a typical Orkney farm. One of the most unusual objects is a 200-year-old parish loom. See horse=drawn agricultural machinery, a working barn and grain kiln.
There are a variety of hands-on activities for children, with a number of farmyard animals to enjoy. The farm buildings are heated with peat fires, and there are regular demonstrations of farm skills.
Entry is free, but the museum is closed over the winter months.
About Corrigall Farm Museum
Address: Harray, Orkney, Orkney, Scotland, KW17 2JR
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: 14 miles north west of Kirkwall, by the A965 and A986
Website: Corrigall Farm Museum
OS: HY317 188
Photo Credit: David Hawgood, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Nearest Accommodation to Corrigall Farm Museum:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Corrigall Farm Museum. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.