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The Society

Since 1971, the Wick Society has striven to protect and promote Wick's history. Today the Wick Society has under its wing the Heritage Centre, Isabella Fortuna, Johnston Collection, and Wick Voices - an oral history project. Please come along and view our displays for an amazing look back into the past of this historic town.

Our Collection

The Wick Heritage Centre houses a number of furnished rooms portraying past times. Each room contains an array of authentic household furnishings, ranging from a traditional box bed to authentic Caithness chairs. Beyond the museum we have our garden and the Isabella Fortuna, both of which offer an incredible look back into the past.

The Wick Heritage Museum is open from 11th April 2022 - Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm (last entry 3.45). Saturday 11am to 3pm

Contact museum@wickheritage.org for more information


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John Nicolson: a Brief BiographyA brief biography of the life and works of Caithness artist, sculpture and archaeologist Buy it now!

Wow! "In Wick for a time on board the Hebridean Princess and have visited this wonderful attraction. A most amazing museum, probably the best I have ever visited. The Volunteers here are so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the whole town is so welcoming to visitors. Do try and visit, you won't regret it!"
Johnston Collection

The Johnston Collection represents the work of three generations of Caithness photographers who captured images of life in and around the area between 1863 and 1975. They are now held in trust by the Wick Society.

Wick Voices

Wick Voices aims to record the history of Wick and its neighbouring villages straight from the mouths of those who have lived it. For the first time these recordings are available to the public exclusively through this website.

Latest Wick Voices

Mary Manson
Magi Sinclair
Gary Manson

Latest articles

Caithness born Doctors
Caithness born DoctorsA brief description of some eminent doctors born in Caithness
When Wick Went Dry
When Wick Went DryFor 25 years from 29th May 1922 Wick was an alcohol free zone
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18 - 27 Bank Row, Wick, Caithness, KW1 5EY

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