Caithness Horizons Museum, Thurso

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  • August 21, 2017
    A lot of material in this museum relates to the nearby Dounreay nuclear plant. However there are also interesting displays of other items such as Pictish stones found locally and wildlife. Material is...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Worth the $4 entry charge, a very interesting building sympathetically redesigned internally with some fascinating exhibits including a 1950s nuclear power station control desk. Very interesting film ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    There is lots of parking down by the river, maybe 100 metres from the museum. Lovely old building. Staff were very helpful at reception. The museum is arranged on three floors. With atomic energy unde...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    Great place to visit, a couple of things change regularly and a few are constant. Nice pleasant cafe inside and toilets on two floors. Lift access to each floor for those with mobility issues.
  • June 3, 2017
    Always worth visiting when in town, great exhibitions, in a wonderful old building. Fascinating history of the region of the nature and the people. The film is a must and a coffee and one of the fine home made cakes a great way to finish the trip.
  • August 22, 2017
    Lovely place to visit with your family and friends
  • March 31, 2017
    Friendly delicious homemade cakes cheap excellent service interesting place within museum and gallery
  • November 21, 2016
    Almost a tenner for soup, sandwich and a cup of tea but it's nice in here, quiet too if you just want a bit of peace and quiet to yourself. Nice cake selection as well.

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