Caithness Archives and Libraries

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For a list of archives and libraries on the national level, go to the Scotland Archives and Libraries page.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives (Niùclas: An Tasglann Niùclasach agus Gallach)
Wick Airport
Wick KW1 4QS UK
Telephone: 01955 602444
Email: north.highlandarchive@highlifehighland.com
Website: Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives

Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives are based at Wick Airport and are home to the archives of the UK civil nuclear industry and the historical archives of the county of Caithness. The archives of the county of Caithness date from the 1589 to the present day and consist of documents in different formats including charters, minute books, correspondence, maps, photographs, and plans. The records have previously been looked after at the Caithness Archive Centre, a service provided by High Life Highland on behalf of the Highland Council. These historic collections are now housed in Nucleus where they are available to members of the public for family and local history research. If you are interested in tracing your Caithness ancestors, discovering the history of your house, looking at old maps of the county, or just browsing through several hundred years of history, you will find a warm welcome at Nucleus.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Thurso Library
Davidson's Ln
Thurso KW14 7AF UK
Telephone: 01847 893237
Email: thurso.library@highlifehighland.com
Website: Thurso Library

Wick Library
7 Newton Rd
Wick KW1 5SA UK
Telephone: 01955 609709
Email: wick.library@highlifehighland.com
Website: Wick Library

For a list of Caithness libraries, go to List of libraries in Scotland in Wikipedia. Scroll down to Highland. The parishes in historic Caithness are listed in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Caithness Horizons Museum and Art Gallery
High St
Thurso KW14 8AJ UK
Telephone: 01847 896508
Email: info@caithnesshorizons.co.uk
Website: Caithness Horizons Museum and Art Gallery

Castlehill Heritage Centre
Harbour Road
Castletown, Thurso KW14 8TG UK
Telephone: 01847 821120
Email: castletown.heritage@talk21.com
Website: Castlehill Heritage Centre
Website #2: Castlehill Heritage Centre

Clan Gunn Museum & Heritage Centre
Old Parish Church
Latheron KW5 6DN UK
Telephone: 01593 741700
Email: queries@clangunnsociety.org
Website: Clan Gunn Museum & Heritage Centre
Website #2: Clan Gunn Museum & Heritage Centre

Dunbeath Heritage Centre
The Old School
Dunbeath KW6 6ED UK
Telephone: 01593 731233
Email: info@dunbeath-heritage.org.uk
Website: Dunbeath Heritage Centre

The Last House Museum
John O'groats KW1 4YR UK
Telephone: 01955 611250
Website: The Last House Museum

Wick Heritage Centre and Museum
18 - 27 Bank Row
Wick KW1 5EY UK
Telephone: 01955 605393
Email: museum@wickheritage.org
Website: Wick Heritage Centre
Website #2: Wick Heritage Museum

For a list of Caithness museums, go to List of museums in Scotland in Wikipedia. Scroll down to Highland. The parishes in historic Caithness are listed in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.