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Unexpected gem - found by chance!

The museum gives a fascinatiing insight into the history of Wick - especially the fishing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tripadv461
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Very impressive

The rain canceled our trip to Orkany Island so we made an unexpected stop at The Wick Heritage... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Courtney G
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18-27 Bank Row | Lower Pulteneytown, Wick KW1 5EY, Scotland
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All reviewsherringrun by volunteerswell worth a visitfew hourson displayentrance feefishing industryall sortslocal lifehelpful staffcouple of hourswide rangewee gemwonderful visitaround the cornershowing howgreat idea
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An eclectic mix of exhibits showcasing the history of Wick. Large collection of photographs spanning the history of Wick and the rise and fall of the herring fleet. The old light house mechanism and light/lens are housed here. Happy to pay the 4 pound entrance...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum gives a fascinatiing insight into the history of Wick - especially the fishing industry... the video of the process used to prepare herring for export was fascinating - from the use of rough salt to make the fish easier to hold when being...More

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IanL6, Chair at Wick Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting us and leaving your kind words - come again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rain canceled our trip to Orkany Island so we made an unexpected stop at The Wick Heritage Museum. The volunteers at the museum were very friendly and informative. The museum is packed full with the history of Wick. The Granddaughter of one of the...More

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IanL6, Chairman at Wick Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry your trip to Orkney didn't happen but delighted you made it to visit us - come again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a whistlestop tour of the museum as part of an industrial heritage conference. Fantastic voluntary guide. So much stuff to see. Wonderful display of Johnston Collection of 19th & 20th century photos of life and work in NE Scotland. Varied displays to interest...More

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IanL6, Chairman at Wick Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Wick Heritage Museum. We were delighted to be part of the Conference and given the opportunity to meet and chat with the delegates.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go and we must say it was worth visiting. It is super interesting and the staff are fantastic. This is a must see if you are in this area.

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us visited, we spent a couple of hours there but could have been there for so much longer. (We had made other arrangements prior to visit) There was so much of interest and so much we remembered from our childhoods. One of our...More

Thank EatBritish
IanL6, Chairman at Wick Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and delighted you found something relating to your family

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't stay in Wick but the Heritage Museum is well worth the diversion. It brings the era to life, not just Wick. The enthusiasm of the volunteers draws you in and the whole museum is chock fill of stories. We spent over two hours...More

1  Thank Robert_Bulimba
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Welcomed in and given a 10 minute walk through so we could make best use of our time! Lots of interesting material but for me the Herring Fishing Industry was the highlight. The Lighthouse Lamp was seriously impressive too!

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Amazing and well worth seeking out. Amazing old photographs and fantastic exhibits. Much more inside than you will believe. The guys working there couldn't be more helpful or friendly.

1  Thank 431graeme
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Visited the Heritage Museum, and found it a hidden treasure. Not only the photographic depiction of the town’s people from the 1860’s, but the heart of the town. It takes you thru the ages, thru economy and hard times. The volunteers were charming and eager...More

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I don't remember exactly, but it wasn't very much and it was well worth paying a little to experience the most comprehensive museum I've seen in a long time, if ever. You will not be sorry you visited.
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Was a while back that I visited, they do have a web site so the information should be there. Sorry that I can not give you the information requested.
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