Step back in time at Wick Heritage Museum
Visiting the Wick Heritage Museum
Wick’s fascinating local history museum allows you a unique glimpse into the past. Wick Heritage Museum is located on Bank Row in Wick, in a building that once contained family homes and businesses. Here, you’ll find several rooms, offering a window into the past. Each room is fitted with old furnishings and objects, to show you how people lived here many years ago.
The Wick Society
The museum is run by the Wick Society, an organisation that preserves and promotes Wick’s heritage for future generations. The society has been collating and expanding its collections for decades, obtaining objects with strong local connections, and putting together a wide variety of historical displays.
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Rooms and exhibits
There are over twenty rooms within the museum, each with its own theme. For example, you can explore an old classroom, inspired by the history of local primary schools. Then, you can visit the Fishing Hall and view various boats and vintage fishing equipment. There’s also a 1920s kitchen, furnished with period cooking equipment and utensils. Explore the rooms.
Things to see at Wick Heritage Museum
In addition to the period-dressed rooms at the museum, other highlights include the Johnston Collection, a family photography collection, picturing life in Caithness between 1863 and 1975. And Wick Voices, the museum’s oral history section, which collects and records real stories told by the area’s residents over the years. Plus, within the Fishing Hall, don’t miss the Isabella Fortuna, a traditional Fifie fishing vessel, launched in 1890, used by generations of the Smith family for some 86 years!
Caithness history and heritage
Explore more local history with Mackays
Mackays Hotel is located in a historic area, with so much to discover during your stay with us. So, find more history and heritage sites in the far north of Scotland, and check out lots of other great things to do near Wick in our See and Do Guide.