Wick Heritage Museum, Wick

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  • This place is HUGE - much bigger inside than you'd expect with loads to look at and areas to explore including information about the printing, fishing and photographic histories of the town. An enormo...  more »
  • This museum is a wonderful and fascinating look at life in Wick, particularly their history of fishing and boating. They also have the original light from the Noss Head lighthouse. Amazing! The buildi...  more »
  • Don’t expect to do a quick visit! The place is packed with articles from the past. A particular joy is the vast array of vintage photos, very clear and detailed, which really shows what it was like. W...  more »
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  • A surprisingly large and diverse exploration of Wick and surrounds, run by very welcoming and enthusiastic volunteer staff. With exhibits ranging from period clothing, to maps, to fishing equipment, to displays by local artists, there really is plenty to see here. Modest ticket prices are well worth the spend. A good way to kill an hour or two.
  • Loved it! Excellent museum staffed by knowledgeable, informative and enthusiastic people. A real gem of a museum.
  • This is a very good local history museum. Run entirely by volunteers, it is in a number of converted cottages and workshops. As a result it is on different levels, and requires a fair bit of going up and down stairs. There is a stair lift available and a manual wheelchair to use on the upper floor for those who need it. The museum is full of interesting artefacts covering a wide range of local life, including but not limited to, the fishing industry that Wick was based upon. Tour guides are available included in the entry fee, to give useful information and show visitors around. There is an extensive display of photos taken by the Johnston family, local photographers, starting from 1860 and continuing until relatively recently. The quality of the shots is amazing and captures pastiches of local life. There is so much to see, one visit is unlikely to be enough. Adults cost £4, which is good value and goes towards the museums upkeep.
  • Was really surprised by how much stuff was there, really informative about the history of the area. The photo gallery is a must see. Well worth a visit.
  • A brilliant place to visit make sure you have plenty of time though.The volunteer staff are very helpful to.
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