Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Naval Museum at Lyness

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum Restoration and Improvement Project

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum restoration and improvement project

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) approved the Council’s first-round application for funding support for the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum restoration and improvement project, and provisionally allocated £904,000 towards the £3.048 M project.  Historic Environment Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise have also previously allocated funds, which will require further approvals, in addition to securing Council funding as part of the Council’s capital programme.

A core team of officers and the appointed consultants have been working towards the HLF second-round application, which is due to be submitted on 3 March 2017.  We now have draft methodologies for the restoration of the existing buildings, and draft concept designs for the new museum building, which the staff team feel deliver what is required in a practical, creative and flexible way, and we are now keen to share these concept designs with stakeholders, to seek views and enable input.

Plans will be on display in the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum from Monday 24 October through to Monday 31st October, and we will also be hosting a drop-in event in the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum on Thursday 27th October from 2pm til 7pm when several of the staff team will be available.

Jude Callister
Visitor Services Team Leader
Orkney Arts, Museums and Heritage
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum, Lyness, Orkney KW16 3NT
Telephone: 01856 791300

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OIC Consultation Questionnaire Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum refurb

Please tell us what you think of our concept proposals for Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum.

We are proposing a major refurbishment of the museum during 2017-2019, with the aim of restoring the current Pumphouse, Oil Tank and Romney Hut buildings, improving access and constructing a new extension to the Pumphouse to house the most fragile exhibits. This will allow us to display many items from the reserve collection which cannot be housed in the current buildings. The new build extension will also house improved visitor facilities. We welcome your views on the proposed project.

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Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum Nets

Job opportunity at Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum

ORKNEY ISLAND COUNCIL

EDUCATION, LEISURE AND HOUSING

Arts, Museums and Heritage

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum

Relief Visitor Services Assistant (Ref: ORK00398)

Hours are offered on an as and when required basis

£8.70 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)

A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate

We require a relief member of staff to join the custodial team at Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum, Lyness.

Duties include site care and security, ground maintenance, dealing with visitors and shop sales.

Applicants should have a good knowledge of Orkney’s war time history. Experience in dealing with the public and of retail would be an advantage.

It is proposed that interviews will be held on week commencing 17 August 2015.

For additional information please contact Jude Callister Tel 01856 791300 or e-mail jude.callister@orkney.gov.uk

Further information is available from, and online applications can be made through www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/orkney

Closing Date: Sunday 2 August 2015