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Caithness Horizons

Old Town High Street | High Street, Thurso KW14 8AJ, Scotland
+44 1847 896508
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Great Wide Ranging Museum

Have visited a couple of times now and this is a very well curated and cared for museum that really... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2016
Red P
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Absolute gem of a museum! Great staff, varied and interesting displays.

This is far and away the best museum in the area. The exhibits are well labelled and engaging and... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2016
littledormouse
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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Old Town High Street | High Street, Thurso KW14 8AJ, Scotland
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Have visited a couple of times now and this is a very well curated and cared for museum that really does cover all aspects of Caithness history. The viking exhibit is fascinating as is the large Dounreay exhibit that adds something different to the other...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is far and away the best museum in the area. The exhibits are well labelled and engaging and the staff are fantastic. The displays cover a good mix of local interest topics and show a real love of the local community. The café is...More

1  Thank littledormouse
Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a fantastic small Museum with completely genuine artefacts on display in its Collection from Pictish, Viking, geological and modern times not sure why oman987 thinks the Museum contains replicas. Attended the excellent Caithness Viking Festival last week, this is a small place that...More

Thank Petra O
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Very poor .too the fact that most of the artefacts are not genuine they are copys why.. only good thing is the staff very friendly and helpful

Thank oman987
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The centre is a carefully put together project that tells the history of the area well, though the coy presentation of Dounreay and its many problems is less inspirational. It was, nevertheless, a major feature well worth a visit. The cafe was a welcome addition.

Thank Jack7_13
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Went to Thurso and the Caithness Horizons Museum specifically for the Caithness Viking Festival. Heard others say that the festival was better than Jorvik and they were right! The Vikings were all very professional, the Viking feast was fantastic, the Viking Village was really interesting....More

Thank Jane-Anne D
Reviewed June 15, 2016

A very enjoyable attraction, modern and well presented, showing the history and geology of the region, and it's fauna and flora. A must see attraction in Thurso

Thank Davidfrost63
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Only popped in for a quick look around spent over two hours going around the exhibits absolutely fascinating a must place to visit if your in the area,

1  Thank Mickpeep
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Thurso is a fascinating place, the most northerly town on the British mainland. This museum helps travelers better understand the place. ALso provides a good tea room.

1  Thank Donald C
Reviewed June 8, 2016

If you would like to find out more about area - this is a find! We spent over 3 hours here - three floors of exhibits including introductory film - cafe and shop - highly recommended especially at the start of your trip - or...More

1  Thank Pangebear
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Robin C
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Marion O |
Hi Robin, I replied to your e-mail this morning but for anyone else who is interested, the Museum is fully accessible :)
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Steve D
December 8, 2016|
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Response from Marion O |
Hi there, sorry for the delay in getting back to you! The cup of tea is a replica. Story goes that when the testing reactor was closed in the 60's, someone left behind their tea, some biscuits and a newspaper. The items... More
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