Kirbuster closure dates

A quick note to advise Kirbuster Museum will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 27 March, for more work on the new shop.

And it will also be closed Sunday 31 March.

For those visiting or new to Orkney, Kirbuster Museum is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘Firehoose’ in Northern Europe.

The house has a central hearth, complete with peat fire, and a stone neuk bed – reminiscent of the Neolithic interiors that can be seen at sites such as Skara Brae, Orkney. We like to think of it as Orkney’s bonniest fireplace

Kirbuster was occupied up until the 1960s and was once the home of the Spence and Hay families.

It’s an excellent place to visit if you are researching your Orkney ancestry, or to get a flavour of what life was like in Orkney in bygone years.

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