Caithness Horizons Museum welcomes half a million visitors.
13th August 2015
Tuesday 11th August saw local group No Limits Caithness visit the Museum for a morning packed with Viking activities with Curator Joanne Howdle, or Thordis Eiríksdóttir as she is fondly known to local groups and schools. The group helped the Museum to hit the half million visitors mark and to celebrate they were presented with a special cake made in the Museum's cafe.
The 2015 summer season has been excellent for the Museum, welcoming visitors from all over the world to experience all that Caithness has to offer. A passenger from the Saga Pearl 2 cruise ship who visited Caithness Horizons last weekend remarked that it was the best Museum that she had visited.
As well as welcoming holiday makers, the Museum has run some successful workshops over the school holidays with Neil Redgate from the Society of Biology and local artist Hazel Cashmore. The Hazel Cashmore exhibition is on display in the Gallery until 30th August.
On Saturday 15th August the Museum is celebrating local talent with a Craft Market and is expecting a busy weekend with the arrival of the Adonia cruise ship.
Caithness Horizons would like to thank all of its visitors for their continued support over the last six years and we look forward to reaching many more milestones.
Talks have taken place on the possibility of reopening Thurso's Caithness Horizons which closed last week due to financial problems. The operators of the museum and art gallery said increasing running costs and reduced income had made the running of the site "unsustainable".
Centre For Nordic Studies, UHI Awarded Funding To Work With Caithness Horizons Museum To Develop The Caithness Viking Festival. Northern Scotland despite its Viking heritage does not have a modern Viking Festival.
Join Museum Mascot Peter the Penguin and natural historian Neil Redgate to learn why Museums collect and preserve biology collections. Thursday 6th August, 10.30am-12.30pm Suitable for children ages between 7 &12 years.
Cafe Exhibitions Thurso Gala primary school art competition exhibition 6th July - 31st July Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Special Events Craft Market Saturday 11th July, 11am – 3pm Local makers display and sell their wares at the first of our Summer Craft Markets. We'll host another market in July and then one again in August.
Thursday 15th May, 7pm – 9pm Talk – The Pictish and Early Medieval Sculpture of Caithness in detail and in context. FREE adult event Booking essential Talk by John Borland, Measured Survey Manager, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS).
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