Our opening hours:
Museum, Gallery, Gift Shop and Tourist Information
Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
How to find us:
Plug us into your Sat Nav: Latitude: 58.595619 | Longitude: -3.518276
Our postal address is: Old Town Hall, High Street, Thurso, KW14 8AJ
If you arrive in Thurso by car, you'll see brown tourist signs that point you in the direction of the riverside carpark. It might not be obvious on first arrival so once you reach the car park (which is directly opposite Riverside Interiors) you can leave your vehicle there (it's free) and then walk a short distance to the Museum. Walk up Wilson Street until you reach the very top, turn right onto the high street and you'll see our front door.
If you're using public transport, check out the Traveline Scotland website. They'll keep you up to date with travel options and any disruptions you might face along the way.
There are two electric car charging points in town. Use this handy map to help plan your trip if you're drivng an electric car: https://www.zap-map.com/live/
Here's a few handy approx travel times that might help you plan your trip, please remember to drive carefully and be mindful that in many remote areas there will be narrow and often single track roads. Take plenty breaks and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Wick - half an hour
Inverness - 3hours
Glasgow - 5.5 hours
Durness - 3 hours
Ullapool - West Coast road 3 hours 45 or A9 main road 3 hours
Inverness - 4 hours
By Ferry from Orkney
1.5 hours from Stromness to Scrabster
Our building is also home to the Thurso VisitScotland office which is staffed by specific VisitScotland staff between April and October. Outwith these months, Museum staff are happy to help with advice but are unable to make bookings.
Admission charges to the Museum:
£4 per adult
£2 per child (over 5 years)
£10 Family ticket
£15 Individual adult annual membership
£25 Family annual membership
£15 Young Curators Club annual membership
Here's a snippet of our 20 minute film which is one of our star attractions within the Museum, filmed over 18 months it gives a beautiful feel for the area as a whole and highlights some of our must see attractions. When you arrive at the Museum and buy your ticket, our reception team will point you in the right direction to see the full version-it's so very worth it!
Check out these videos from Venture North which will undoubetly inspire you to pay a visit to Caithness and Sutherland