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Tells the story of Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy's main anchorage in both world wars.
Housed in the oil pumping station of the former naval base at Lyness, this museum tells the story of Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy’s main anchorage in both world wars. There are artefacts from HMS Hampshire, lost off Orkney in 1916 with Lord Kitchener on board. The scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet on June 21 1919 forms part of the display, along with other World War I exhibits.
A display on HMS Royal Oak records how this battleship was sunk by a German submarine in Scapa Flow early in World War II. One of the oil storage tanks houses a display of larger exhibits from World War II, while an audio visual display recreates a wartime air-raid over Scapa Flow, complete with antiaircraft guns. The Centre can be reached by a short ferry trip over Scapa Flow to the island of Hoy. The ferry terminal is just in front of the Centre.
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