Full museum status awarded to attraction charting Dounreay’s history

Full museum status awarded to attraction charting Dounreay’s history

The magnificently restored Thurso Town Hall and Carnegie Library hosts a museum and community facility that captures the past brought to life through displays and interpretation and has a dedicated Dounreay room charting the history of the site dating back to the 1950’s.

Since its grand opening back in December 2008 Caithness Horizons has gone from strength to strength welcoming thousands of visitors from around the world through its doors.

In July the five star visitor attraction achieved full accredited museum status which is a fantastic achievement and recognition of the hard work and dedication of the curator Joanne Howdle, and her team.
It also provides a real flavour of Caithness today to tempt visitors to find out more about our diverse county and explores the archaeology and history of the area, the geology and ecology, the wildlife, flowers and fauna, our need for fuel and energy and a sustainable future.

The popular high quality attraction is also home to temporary exhibitions and displays, educational projects, audio-visual presentation facilities and a gallery café.

The accreditation from the Museums Libraries and Archives Council also opens up additional funding routes and will allow Caithness Horizons to apply as a fully registered museum.