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Families flock to Bute Museum open day

Bute Museum welcomed hundred of visitors to a free open day on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Bute Museum welcomed hundred of visitors to a free open day on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

 

More than four hundred people, including many families, visited an open day at Bute Museum on Saturday as the organisation sought the public’s views on plans to expand the popular facility.

Many families, local and visiting, took advantage of the extended opening hours and free entry to see round the museum’s local heritage, archaeology and natural history exhibits and to give their feedback on plans to improve the facility and make it available for greater community use.

One of the most popular features of the day was a ‘dinosaur hunt’ which invited children to find the miniature dinosaurs hidden in the museum’s display cabinets, while there was also a local photographic quiz and special exhibitions of old pictures of Ettrick Bay and of the activities of the Bute Junior Naturalists in times gone by.

Curator Anne Speirs said: “We’ve never had this many people visit in a single day - it’s been the best family day we’ve ever, ever had.”

 

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