Ness of Brodgar Excavations 2018
4 Jul - 22 Aug 2018
Ness of Brodgar, Stenness
We welcome visitors throughout the excavation season, but please remember that the Ness is a working archaeological dig, in a field.
Be prepared for bumpy ground, sometimes wet and slippy, and areas where it is not safe for visitors to go.
During your visit, please keep to indicated routes and stay away from the edges of the digging areas.
FREE site tours operate Monday - Friday 11am, 1pm and 3pm, no need to book, just turn up. The tours will start on Wednesday 4th July and run until Wednesday 22th August 2018.
Special access and tours outwith the digging season can be arranged by prior appointment with Nick Card, Site Director.
This year’s open days are on Sunday 15 July, and Sunday 19th August 2018, 11am to 4pm. These feature archaeology in action at the Ness excavation site and at Stenness Community School. Lots of hands-on for all ages. Orkney home baking and much more in the café at the school too. A must-visit element of Orkney’s summer season.
Please note that it is not possible to visit or see the site outside of this period, as the site has to be covered to protect it from the Orkney weather.
Please see the dig's website for more information.