- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
Wick Heritage Museum allows you to discover the rich heritage and enthralling story of a town that became the premier herring fishing port for Europe by 1860.
There is plenty for you and the kids to see at this deceptively large museum, including a number of fully furnished rooms that are typical of the early 1900s. Each room has a variety of household items and furnishings that may be nostalgic for older visitors, and be the cause of quite a few questions from the little ones! Make sure you see the kitchen and the utility room.
The museum also has a great collection of photographs that show what life was like for this fishing town, plus some great displays of herring related activity including fishing, coopering and kippering! Local guides are on hand to answer questions and to add their own 'tales of the town', adding to this unique experience.
You can also see 19th century clothing and military uniforms, examples of Caithness glass, and examine the complete mechanical and optical machinery of the Noss Head Lighthouse! There are also some great model boats, plus a Boat section where you can learn about the restoration of the Isabella Fortuna, a fishing boat that was originally launched in 1890!
Getting There and Contact Information
The Wick Society, 18 to 27 Bank Row, Wick, The Highlands, KW1 5EY, Scotland
Click here to visit Wick Heritage Museum's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Children under 15: £4