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Corrigall Farm Museum

Corrigall, Harray KW17 2JR, Scotland
+44 1856 771411
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Small but so much to see

My mom and I were there with a private tour guide and the visit was a last-minute addition as we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
C F
Really worth a visit

What a gem! A bit off the beaten track but really beautiful, with a friendly and knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
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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.
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Corrigall, Harray KW17 2JR, Scotland
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+44 1856 771411
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I were there with a private tour guide and the visit was a last-minute addition as we had some extra time. As other reviewers have said, it does feel like the owners just stepped out. What I loved is that you can...More

Thank C F
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

What a gem! A bit off the beaten track but really beautiful, with a friendly and knowledgeable curator. Some really interesting exhibits. Be aware that it closes for lunch. Totally free.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Loads of simmilarities with the other farm museum.Again, great guide/curator, good stories and knowledge shared.Loved the peat fire and the spirit of the place.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

OK, I went on this to keep the younger element of the party happy. My low expectations blown out of the water. This was the most charming attraction of the holiday. We got to see sheep and hens, and Henry the Horse 🐴 came to...More

1  Thank IanandRoseTownsend
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This, like Kirbuster museum, is a small but special museum. It takes you back in history showing you how people lived, and farmed, many, many years ago. It shows us how our ancestors worked and lived and the conditions they lived in. Due to it...More

1  Thank Dannykimweed
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum is trapped in the 19th century, it gives the impression that the farmer left this world leaving behind another World. It is untouched or appears to be. The buildings and the effects are brought to life by the guide with demonstrations and objects....More

1  Thank kevin d
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

One of a couple of farm museums on the Island, this is the smaller and less grand of the pair. Despite the fact that it has been rebuilt and that most of the contents have been brought in from elsewhere, it has a real atmosphere,...More

1  Thank Jeff1903
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

An interesting series of buildings that are free to enter and give you a very good idea of what life was like in a 19th century Orcadian farm. Worth the short drive from the main road.

Thank Phil P
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This free farm museum is a bit off the beaten track though well worth the effort if you have a car. Laid out in 19th century restored farm buildings with plenty of authentic artefacts of farm and domestic life. Car park and toilets provided.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Excellent collection of Orkeny Chairs. It was like a time capsule including a peat fire. You could spend 30-45 min-2 hours here depending on how much you read and photograph chairs. It was one of my favorite things I did in Orkney...and its free, so...More

Thank Brandy C
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