Bute Museum joins ‘Museums at Night’ celebration

Bute Museum in Rothesay's Stuart Street.
Bute Museum in Rothesay's Stuart Street.

How long is it since you visited your local Museum? Too long? Then why not take advantage of the special evening opening this Friday evening (May 13) when Bute Museum is joining in the nationwide celebration of Museums at Night.

The Museum will be open for an evening session from 6.30pm until 8.30pm and entrance is free to all.

The hostage stone is one of the internationally important exhibits that visitors to the Museum can see.

The Trustees who run the Museum would love to see people coming along to visit their local Museum.

Bute Museum has been described as the best small museum in Scotland and visitors to the island feel it is a very special place. Come and see your Museum and enjoy the delights of a very special corner of Rothesay.

The Museum shop is stocked with goodies from as little as 50p; all the money raised from sales and any donations made help to keep the Museum open. There will also be refreshments for sale, with proceeds going to Museum funds.

Unlike big museums such as Kelvingrove or the National Museum in Edinburgh, Bute Museum relies on money raised by entrance charges and the hard work and support of the people of Bute to stay open. Members of the Natural History Society help in the Museum covering some of the opening hours, undertaking research and organising events.