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“Great find, great history”

Wick Heritage Museum
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Wick
Certificate of Excellence
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Schenectady, New York
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great find, great history”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

If you are interested in the local history you should visit the Wick Heritage Museum. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it is amazing on the inside. The staff is very helpful and engaging. The glimpse into yesterday is comprehensive and has something for everyone. Whether you are interested in the stories of fishing and the sea or how people lived in this small fishing town, you will find something that interests you. There is a wonderful photo exhibit also.

Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Australia
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712 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
“The herring town”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wick was once the centre for herring fishing and part of this unique museum is dedicated to this aspect of Wick's past. Don't be put off visiting by the exterior which gives the impression of a tiny museum. It is actually large, interesting and diverse illustrating facets of life in this coastal town. Of great interest is the Johnston photographic collection representing the work of three generations of a local family of photographers who captured images of life in and around Wick between 1863 and 1975, producing around 100,000 glass-plate negatives. Of these, nearly 50,000 survive and are held in trust by the Wick Society. www.johnstoncollection.net/
The staff and guides are obviously keen, dedicated and knowledgable.

Visited September 2012
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Caithness
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Heritage Museum in Wick is well worth a visit and would recommend to both locals and tourists to the area.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Malvern J”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Wonderfull museum. It seemed like a tardis, as from the outside it looked like one room, and inside it seemed like the whole street. Also wide range of subjects, we particularly liked the photographic history of Wick. Staff were very helpful and well informed.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great, informative on all Wick's history.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

This museum is much bigger than you think. It is full of history and we loved it. Everything you could have imagined plus more. Well worth stopping by.

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