Scapa Flow Museum

Marcon Heritage / Scapa Flow Museum

Scapa Flow Museum

Marcon have been appointed as Principal Contractor to deliver the exhibition build and fit-out at Scapa Flow Visitor centre and Museum on the Orkney Island of Hoy in Scotland.
The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre is a former military structure and now a military museum which explores the history of Scapa Flow, focusing on the role of the great naval anchorage during both world wars.

Until 2017, the museum housed wartime artefacts, photographs, and films as well as a large collection of military vehicles, cranes, and artillery. It helped document Orkney’s military involvement in the First and Second World Wars and told the story of how the conflicts impacted on the local population.

The Category ‘A’ listed former Oil Fuel Pumphouse had undergone a major renovation project and a new extension was added, to house the fragile artefacts as well as improve the visitor facilities which will include new galleries, education space, retail area and a modern café.

Marcon’s scope of work will include all fit out elements and specialist packages such as digital and audio-visual media, graphic wall panels, showcases and plinths to house the wartime collection which is extremely varied in nature, ranging from large, heavy, and robust items to delicate textiles, all telling the story of the significance of Scapa Flow.

Project was completed on time and on budget.


Orkney Islands Council


Studio MB


6 weeks


Orkney Island of Hoy


Exhibitions, Museums