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Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons


Caithness Horizons is a Museum in Thurso, the most northerly town on the UK mainland. The Collection tells the story of Caithness to the present day

Caithness Horizons opened on 1st December 2008 following the refurbishment of the Thurso Town Hall and adjacent Carnegie Library. Since opening the Museum has been awarded a 5 Star Visitor Attraction rating by VisitScotland and it has achieved Full Museum Accreditation.Some of the star objects that are on display in the permanent exhibition are: A late Neolithic/early Bronze Age carved stone ball Two Pictish Stones A Viking cross shaped gravestone incised with runic letters found in 1896 Geological and botanical specimens that were collected by Robert Dick (1811–1866) a local baker and renowned self-taught botanist, geologist and naturalist Technical models of the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) and the Dounreay Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR)

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HRZN001 Early Medieval Sculpture Display

Early Medieval Sculpture Display

Caithness Horizons is conserving artefacts for display. Your help is needed for improvements to the area the artefacts will be displayed in... Read more