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Wick Heritage Museum

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Address: 18-27 Bank Row | Lower Pulteneytown, Wick, Scotland
Phone Number: 01955 605393
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Eclectic Museum

Caithness is misleading. Driving through it appears flat and uninteresting. But stop in Wick for refreshment and visit its Museum to discover the variety of life of its hardy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Wirral, England
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Wirral, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Caithness is misleading. Driving through it appears flat and uninteresting. But stop in Wick for refreshment and visit its Museum to discover the variety of life of its hardy inhabitants. It is said that a headline once said,"Wick hit by heatwave, temperatures soar into the sixties". The Wick Heritage Museum is in mid-terrace houses. It is.run by enthusiasts and displays... More 

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

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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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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