Caithness Horizons Museum, High Street, Thurso, KW14 8AJ

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Caithness Horizons Museum

Housed in the old town hall in Thurso, the Museum covers the history of the county of Caithness.  Permanent displays explore the Picts, Vikings, the Dounreay Nuclear Research Establishment and Robert Dick who was a local baker and botanist.  Our latest permanent exhibition opened in the Summer of 2017 and focuses on The Flow Country, the largest expanse of blanket bog in Europe.   A 20 minute film of the county is one of our most loved displays.  It showcases the county’s highlights in a beautiful and creative way.  Giving a lovely feel for the area, it’s a must see for all visitors.  Caithness has a fascinating story to tell and we love sharing it with the world.

The Gallery is home to a calendar of temporary exhibitions often displaying work from the hugely talented artists in the North of Scotland.  We try to accommodate creative workshops alongside each exhibition so check the Museum website to see if you can join in with any artistic workshops during your visit.

With Caithness being home to so many creative and talented folks, our Cafe and Gift shop are bursting full of local products, whether you taste the north in the cafe or take home a Caithness souvenir to remind you of your trip, we’re sure to have something to suit all tastes.

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10% Discount off café sales

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Open from Tues – Sat, 10am-4pm

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