North Coast Visitor Centre » Facilities and Services


There is no entry fee for North Coast Visitor Centre, but it does rely on donations. The building has public toilets, including accessible, and lifts to each floor if required, with ramps also providing access around the building. Free WiFi is provided for visitors as part of Cafe North.

Upstairs, North Coast Visitor Centre is also home to an exhibition gallery and theatre, both playing host to a rolling programme of exhibitions and events, outlined on the What’s On page.

Eating & Shopping

The in-house Cafe North serves a range of home baking and hot drinks, while our Museum Gift Shop has a collection of books, stationary and greeting cards for anyone gift shopping either for a special someone, or themselves.

Room Booking and School Visits

The Caithness Room here at North Coast Visitor Centre is used for bookings, events and meetings, and is a multi-purpose rental space. The room has fold-able tables, chairs, and a projector screen. Additionally, catering can be organised for any event, if the requested dates are available.

We also encourage school and after-school-club visits to see around the museum, where we can offer space, facilities, or a guided tour.

To discuss any of the above, please visit our Contact Us page for further details.


The North Coast Visitor Centre is jointly funded by The Highland Council and NRS Dounreay.