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 Rothsey 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.
Caithness Horizons houses a permanent exhibition which uses the Museum's Collection of objects to tell the story of the county of Caithness from the geological period known as the Devonian (about 416 to 359 million years ago) to the present day.
Caithness Horizons is also home to a temporary exhibition gallery, which plays hosts to an annual programme of changing exhibitions. In addition Caithness Horizons has a lovely Gift Shop and Cafe which serves delicious home-baking.
Old Town Hall
News for Caithness Horizons
Our next exhibition at Caithness Horizons is called Graffito. Breaking the boundaries of what is art and what gets shown in a gallery, Graffito is an exhibition that celebrates artwork that is available to everyone.
An exhibition featuring work by printmakers with a strong connection to northern Scotland. 9th March - 3 April 2018.
Caithness artist Elaine Rapson-Grant has a display of her latest artwork coming soon at The Cafe Gallery, Caithness Horizons. Admission is free but you could treat yourself to a cuppa and cake whilst you visit the exhibition.
Debbie Lee An exhibition of textile art celebrating the special landscape along the north coast route from John O‘Groats to Ullapool ‘Throughout Scotland there are sign posts to direct travellers, ‘tourists', off the main route and onto an ‘Alternative Tourist Route'. The sign at John O’ Groats directing people to Ullapool using the north coast is both inspiring and to me amusing.
2nd - 27th February 2016 Caithness Horizons. See the fantastic work by pupils of Thurso High School..
Thursday 10 September, 12.45 -16.30 Caithness Horizons, Thurso (Please note that lunch is not provided, however you are welcome to have lunch at The Caithness Horizons Cafe prior to the event) Running a craft practice is addictive - there is always more to try, new ideas to explore and projects to develop. Growing your business allows you to confidently pursue these exciting new opportunities to strengthen your profile, expand your range of customers and generate healthy profits.
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.
Cafe Exhibitions Joan Powell 1st June - 30th June Gallery Exhibitions Hazel Cashmore 5th June - 30th August Exhibition preview 6pm - 8pm Thursday 4th June – all welcome Special Events Peters Pals Activity – 27th June Contact Joanne Howdle for more information Seasonal Opening Times: Remember that we are now open 11am – 4pm on Sundays until the end of September..
Caithness Horizons in Thurso has secured Museum Accreditation for the next three years. The award is made by Museums Galleries Scotland and Arts Council England under the 2011 Museum Accreditation Standard.
Cafe Exhibitions Kimirea and John Glen Exhibition Monday 2nd March-Tuesday 31st March A display of work by local artists Kim Reade and John Glen will be on display throughout March. Gallery Exhibitions Committed to Art Wednesday 4th March-Saturday 28th March "Committed to Art" showcases a selection of paintings and sculptures from committee members of the Society of Caithness Artists with the objective of proving that the committee has true empathy with all artists and particularly to those in the Caithness area.
If you contact this Artist, please let them know, you found them in the Arts.Caithness.Org