Category Archives: Caithness Horizons Museum

Venue Hire

Room Hire at Caithness Horizons

The Education Room

This room is available to hire at all times for conferences, meetings, childrens party’s and various other functions.  The capacity for this room is 25 (seated boardroom style), 70 (standing), 50 (theatre style) or 36 ( classroom style)

The Education Room

The Gallery

The Gallery is a large exhibition space which is also available to hire for functions.  The room is only available however when there are no exhibitions running.  The capacity for this room is 40 (seated boardroom style), 100 (standing), 70/75 (theatre style, depending on room layout), 80 (cabaret style) and 48 (classroom style).

The Gallery

AV Room

Our Audio Visual Room is also available for hire.  Please contact us to check the availability of this room.  The AV Room can seat 26 people at one time and has a projector which can screen Dvd’s, websites, powerpoint presentations etc.

The Cafe

Our cafe can also be hired, both for meetings and also for private lunches/dinners etc.  As we like to keep our cafe open to the public during busy times it is not always available so please check the availability with us.  The capacity for the cafe is 70 (standing), 20 (boardroom style) and 46 ( cabaret style).


We also have the following equipment available for hire within the building:

video conferencing equipment, projector and screen, flip chart, tv and dvd player.

If you are interested in hiring any of the rooms mentioned above or if you are interested in hiring the whole of our building for a large function, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Gift Shop

The Gift Shop

Caithness Horizons Gift Shop stocks a selection of gifts and fancy goods that relate in some way to the Museum Collection.  Items currently on sale include Viking jewellery and accessories including our famous Viking Ducks, Pictish Symbol T shirts designed exclusively for us by Urban Pirate, Joanne B Kaar’s herbarium printed cards, Stroma liqueur by Old Pulteney, various fossil and gemstone children’s gifts and much more.

Our Viking Ducks are very adventurous.
Viking themed tea towels…and more ducks!
Pictish Symbol t shirts by Urban Pirate

Local Makers 

Caithness Horizons actively supports and promotes local artists and makers.  In addition to our monthly cafe art exhibition of work by local artists we also have an area of shelving in our cafe dedicated to local makers.  Currently on display we have Pompompow purses, Faydogshop jewellery and cards, Jimmy Spence woodturning and Bakana Beads jewellery.

If you are a local maker and are interested in selling your items in Caithness Horizons please submit your details here to be added to our specific local makers mailing list.  You’ll be informed of all craft markets we host and any other opportunities.