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Wick museum on course for record-breaking season


By Staff Reporter- NOSN


Ian Leith, chairman of the Wick Society.
Ian Leith, chairman of the Wick Society.

WICK Heritage Museum is on course for a record-breaking year as it prepares to close for the 2019 season this Saturday.

For the past three months visitor numbers have exceeded those of previous years, according to Ian Leith, chairman of the Wick Society, the voluntary group that runs the museum in Bank Row.

“Last year was at the time the most successful but this season has surpassed all,” Mr Leith said. “During July, August and September the numbers of visitors exceeded 1000 each month, with September recording 1034.

“Undoubtedly the North Coast 500 has helped but we should also recognise the hotels, B&Bs and other businesses for their support in encouraging visitors to include the museum in their itineraries.

“Visitors have come from all over the world and when the season ends we will examine our visitor book to determine just how many and from where they have travelled.

“These numbers of visitors also include many local folk who continue to support the museum. The Wick Heritage Museum is a community museum manned and supported by local people.”

Volunteer Carole Sinclair showing visitors around the cooperage area during the museum's recent Doors Open Day event.
Volunteer Carole Sinclair showing visitors around the cooperage area during the museum's recent Doors Open Day event.


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