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School trips and educational visits

We are committed to engaging and inspiring students of all ages, and operate a free education visits scheme for schools and colleges. 

An educational visit to Skaill House will help students learn about a range of topics, enable learners to engage with both local heritage and social history, and inspire creativity and encourage discovery through learning outside the classroom.

Teacher Resources

We offer a range of educational resources for teachers to use when planning a visit to Skaill House or a lesson in history. For helpful documents to lead your visit and teach your students about a number of topics, contact us on


ReadmoreWhy not combine a visit to Skaill House with nearby Skara Brae, a world heritage Neolithic village unearthed in 1850 by Skaill House’s 7th Laird William Graham Watt.

Find out more about their educational services and their travel subsidy scheme.


Booking for school groups is dependent on the time of year. Our open season runs between 1st April and 31st October. Out of season, visits may be possible by arrangement only.

Please book in one of the following 

Book via phone or email

Tel: 01856 841501

Download and post or email our booking form


Post: Skaill House,
Breckness Estate,
Sandwick, Orkney,
KW16 3LR

If you have any questions prior to booking an educational visit, we are always happy to help with any queries you may have so do not hesitate to get in touch.