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Nucleus: The Nuclear & Caithness Archive

Door open days

14 September 2019 (Pre-booked tours only at 1pm and 3pm)

Highland - Caithness

Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives are home to the archives of the UK civil nuclear industry and the historical archives of the county of Caithness.

The records of the nuclear industry date back over seventy years and include plans, drawings, photographs, film, microfiche and documents. These have previously been held at various sites across the UK including Snowdonia and Sellafield in Cumbria. The relocation to Wick will take several years to complete.

The archives of the county of Caithness date from 1469 to the present day and consist of documents in different formats including charters, minute books, correspondence, maps, photographs and plans.

Nucleus opened to the public in 2017 and aims to provide a unique visitor experience for those wishing to carry out research or delve in their family history. The archive has a unique design and has won several architectural awards. The Nucleus community engagement programme aims to promote Nucleus and its collections to the wider community.



Key Information

Architect: Reiach & Hall architects

Building Date: 2015-16

Pre booked tours only at 1pm and 3pm - more details to follow

Where to find us

  • Airport Industrial Estate
  • Wick
  • KW1 4QA