Thurso Town Hall (Caithness Horizons)
Caithness Horizons opened to the public on the 1st December 2008 following the refurbishment of the Thurso Town Hall and adjacent Carnegie Library. Caithness Horizons was officially opened by His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay on 3rd August 2009. Since opening the Museum has been awarded a 5 Star Visitor Attraction rating by VisitScotland and it has achieved Full Museum Accreditation.
The Education Room is available to hire at all times for conferences, meetings, children's parties and various other functions. The capacity for this room is 25 (seated boardroom style), 70 (standing), 50 (theatre style) or 36 ( classroom style).
The Gallery is a large exhibition space which is also available to hire for functions. The room is only available however when there are no exhibitions running. The capacity for this room is 40 ( seated boardroom style), 100 (standing), 70/75 (theatre style, depending on room layout), 80 (cabaret style) and 48 (classroom style).
Our Audio Visual Room is also available for hire. Please contact us to check the availability of this room. The AV Room can seat 26 people at one time and has a projector which can screen DVDs, websites, power-point presentations etc.
Our cafe can also be hired, both for meetings and also for private lunches/dinners etc. As we like to keep our cafe open to the public during busy times it is not always available so please check the availability with us. The capacity for the cafe is 70 standing, 20 boardroom style and 46 cabaret style.
Thurso Town Hall (Caithness Horizons)
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News for Thurso Town Hall (Caithness Horizons)
Scotland welcomes the world for the Year of Homecoming 2014. Homecoming Scotland 2014 offers a year-long programme of events celebrating the very best of Scotland’s food and drink, our fantastic active and natural resources as well as our creativity, culture and ancestral heritage.
Cafe Exhibitions Meg Telfer & Rhona Graham November Until the end of November these two local artists will be exhibiting their work in the Gallery Cafe. Christmas Exhibition December Throughout the whole of December an exhibition of small works by local artists will be on show.
Petr's Pals Curators Club for youngsters is getting popular and priority is given to them for events. Book early for your children if you want them to attend.
Exhibitions Sue Jane Taylor “Beatrice Works” Exhibition Temporary Exhibition Gallery Until 22nd August The “Beatrice Works” exhibition is open until 22nd August so if you haven’t already been to see it make sure you don’t miss your chance! Thurso Gala: Children’s Art Competition Exhibition Cafe Throughout August Throughout August the Thurso Gala children’s art competition entries will be brightening up our Cafe walls. Do come and have a look at the fantastic work that is on display.
MUSEUM PROJECTS TO RECEIVE £300K INVESTMENT ANNOUNCED. A new roof, Homecoming 2014 events, collection redisplays, enhanced security and marketing training and support are some of the benefits to come from Museums Galleries Scotland’s new Strategic Investment Fund.
“Inaugural Meeting of the Great Guild of Museologists” Museums at Night is Culture24's UK-wide festival of inspiring after hours cultural events in Museums and Galleries. It runs from Thursday 16th May until Saturday 18th May 2013.
April Exhibition of paintings inspired by the Caithness landscape by local artist Tom Newton. 21st April—Peter’s Pals session on Museum Pests with fibre artist Joanne B Kaar.
Stroma Visit - Saturday 10th August 2013 Last year we organised a visit to Stroma, prompted by interest from the Islands Book Trust, and readers of their book Stroma, published in 2010. Taking the abandoned island as its subject, the book features photos by Roddie Ritchie, with poetry by Caithness writer George Gunn.
We’re planning an ambitious programme of events to complement this Summer’s major exhibition in our Gallery. During May and June, Sutherland based artist Sue Jane Taylor will be joined by Caithness STEM Ambassadors to work with young people from Caithness and North Sutherland schools, exploring how current developments in renewable technology are making an impact locally as well as nationally and internationally.
On 19th and 20th January Caithness Horizons will be launching a new initiative called "Peter's Pals" a Young Curators Club for children aged between 8 and 12 years old. Led by “Peter” the Museum’s mascot who is a Little Penguin (scientific name: Eudyptula minor) and the Museum Curator “Peter’s Pal’s” will meet regularly (once a month apart from at Christmas and during the summer holidays) to investigate the Museum Collection; participate in workshops to learn new skills relating to the Museum’s Collection.
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