Nucleus: The Nuclear & Caithness Archive
Highland – Caithness & Sutherland
Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives are based at Wick Airport and houses the historical archives of the county of Caithness which date from the 1469 to the present day and consist of documents in different formats including charters, minute books, correspondence, maps, photographs and plans. These historic collections are available to members of the public for family and local history research.
Nucleus also houses the archives of the UK civil nuclear industry which 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 Dounreay in Caithness, Harwell in Oxfordshire, Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia, and Sellafield in Cumbria. The relocation to Wick will take several years to complete.
Archive display (no booking required)
Archives will be on show in the search room alongside displays of digitised videos and photographs in the Hub at the front of the building.
Tours to Archive Repository (booking required)
Every hour (1100-1400) tours will take visitors behind the scenes to explore the archive repository and conservation studio. Advanced booking is essential and photographic ID (Drivers Licence or Passport) must be produced on the day (does not apply to children under 18).
Booking essential for archive repository - email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Where to find us
- Airport Industrial Estate
- Wick Airport
- KW1 4QS
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