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The Nuclear and Caithness Archives

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Enjoyable visit to sample some modern architecture or to explore the local Caithness archives

If you’re curious to see the archive building itself, or have specific items you wish to see from... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2019
scothighlands
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
My companion Susan and I visited the Archives to find out information about Susan's great grandparents.

Found out some vital new information dating back to 1846. Staff was very helpful. The building... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Larry F
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Madison, Mississippi
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11 Jan 2019
“Enjoyable visit to sample some modern architecture or to explore the local Caithness archives”
12 Nov 2018
“My companion Susan and I visited the Archives to find out information about Susan's great grandparents.”
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Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archive is home to the archives of the UK civil nuclear industry and the historical archives of the county of Caithness and its people. Visit us and be inspired by the records. Whether you've never been in an...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Wick Airport, Wick KW1 4QS, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 January 2019

If you’re curious to see the archive building itself, or have specific items you wish to see from the local history archives (e.g. family records), this is a wonderful place to visit. The building is quite unique and has a modern/minimalist feel. There are essentially...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scothighlands
GaranceW6, Community Engagement Officer at The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thank you very much for your review of the archive - we're always appreciative of any comments or feedback. Our staff are key in making every visit to Nucleus an enjoyable one, and will do everything they can to help and assist with enquiries. We...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Found out some vital new information dating back to 1846. Staff was very helpful. The building was well organized. Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Larry F
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Went here for an afternoon. thought it was a museum for Dounreay but it is mostly a family archive centre if you want to trace your family tree. It has lost of information about Caithness and surrounding area including fishing boats and photos. God place...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

If you want to find out more about the local area, or research into your family's past, then look no further. The archivists have an excellent knowledge of how to research and are supported by local volunteers who are able to give first hand knowledge...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Garance W, Community Engagement Officer at The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Margaret, we are very please that you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes from the Team.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

My twin and I visited this wonderful building looking for more information on our grandfather and his poems. The staff are really helpful and we came away with contact details so we can have fixed dates for further information. The building is simply stunning inside...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

It's a long way from New Zealand but so worthwhile, many of my ancestors came from Caithness, the McAllan line had me stuck but the keen and very helpful staff found the records I needed, and seemed as pleased as I was to have found...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Wick nuclear is a new and modern building with ample parking, well sign posted in a quite location by Wick airport. The team Jennifer, Caroline and Gordon were extremely helpful and very professional and tried there best to help. The team had a lot...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Carol-Anne M, Archive Assistant at The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you Robert for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit at Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archive. We hope to see you here again in the future. Best Wishes

Reviewed 4 July 2017

The new facility has a lovely reading room with friendly staff who will do their best to help you find what you need.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Carol-Anne M, Archive Assistant at The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again in the future

Reviewed 3 June 2017

My husband was wanting to research a famous ancestor and so he phoned the archives in advance. The archive is a new building near the airport and doesn't really look like an archive from the outside. When we got in all documentation about this man...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Carol-Anne M, Archive Assistant at The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your kind comment. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Once you have negotiated Reception and Security the research room has very welcoming and helpful staff who really do provide a great service both to regulars and people like me who just need a bit of help looking for information on family members.Nothing is too...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Carol-Anne M, Archive Assistant at The Nuclear and Caithness Archives, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your kind comment. We hope to see you again in the future.

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