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Caithness Horizons

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Caithness Horizons opened to the public on the 1st December 2008 following the refurbishment of the Thurso Town Hall and adjacent Carnegie Library. Caithness Horizons is home to Museum Collections that were previously in the ownership of the Thurso Heritage Society at the Thurso Museum, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) at the Dounreay Visitors Centre and The Highland Council's Caithness Collection. The Collections are broad in scope and comprise of the following types of material:


* Archaeology

* Geology & Palaeontology

* Natural History

* Decorative & Fine Art

* Social & Industrial History

* Archival Material

* Photographs & Photographic Reproductions


Caithness Horizons was officially opened by The Duke of Rothsey, The Prince Charles on 3rd August 2009. Since opening the Museum has been awarded a 5 Star Visitor Attraction rating by VisitScotland and it has achieved Full Museum Accreditation.


Caithness Horizons houses a permanent exhibition which uses the Collections to tell the story of the county of Caithness from the geological period known as the Devonian (about 416 to 359 million years ago) to the present day. Caithness Horizons is also home to a temporary exhibition gallery, which plays hosts to an annual programme of changing exhibitions. In addition Caithness Horizons has a Gift Shop and a Café. Caithness Horizons is fully accessible and is open all year round. Admission is free.


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