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Wick Heritage Museum

18-27 Bank Row | Lower Pulteneytown, Wick, Scotland
01955 605393
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Wick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Jakarta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in knowing the town then a visit to the museum would be worth while. Such as - did you know that during the Second World War the first bomb dropped from a German war-plane on UK soil landed in Wick, in fact just meters along the road from the museum.

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Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Since I have been to the heritage museum, I know that Wick used to be the herring capital. It surely broadened my horizon on herring fishing (and the production of the fish you nowadays buy in a tin only). This museum gives you a broad oversight on the town and its area, though it tends to be overloaded. Great idea... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went here in August 2013 (but it wont let me post that far back) it was really good fun. The tour guide was so enthusiastic and gave us our own tour around the museum. We really enjoyed our trip round.

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Melbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great displays of historical photos of the herring industry in Wick in the old days. Many displays in this linked series of houses.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Loved everything in here & seeing archive footage of what it was like as my late Granny travelled to Wick (to earn money to support Family left in a Berwick upon Tweed)Gutting & packing herring.Very Amusing,you can also pop out for a cuppa & go back in.Worth the Entrance fee.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

An absolute must visit when in Wick! Very informative and makes one appreciative of what the fisher folk had to endure.

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Gloucesterrshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We loved our visit here and would heartily recommend it to all visitors to Wick who are curious about the history of this fishing port. Run by volunteers, you'll find plenty of exhibits which give an evocative glimpse of the people and culture of what was once a thriving industry. Fascinating.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Quiet situation, ample parking on street. Helpful and enthusiastic staff ( all volunteers). Good variety of exhibits, appealing both to those of general interest, and to those with more specific knowledge. One was stuck by the regular changes required by the fishermen, e.g. the move from sailing vessels to steam, and then again onto diesel.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a quirky museum set through lots of rooms in linked buildings. We did not have a lot of time to visit so didn't do it the justice it deserves. you will need between 2&3 hours to go round and look at the hundreds of photographs of old wick. The staff are very pleasant and are only to willing... More 

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Scotland
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Heritage Centre in the northern town of Wick is well worth a visit. Several old houses have been converted to house this museum which gives scope for several rooms to be laid out as they were in days of yore. There are also many exhibits from the fishing industry, including small fishing boats, nets and even the lamp and... More 

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