A night at the (Bute) Museum

Bute Museum curator Anne Speirs with the Hostage Stone, probably the most internationally-significant item in the museum's collection.
Bute Museum curator Anne Speirs with the Hostage Stone, probably the most internationally-significant item in the museum's collection.

Bute Museum will be joining in the nationwide celebration of ‘Museums at Night’ this Friday, May 15.

While the island’s museum, located in Rothesay’s Stuart Street, may not have a cursed Egyptian stone to bring the animals to life, it does have the Hostage Stone, the internationally-significant archaeological discovery found during an excavation of Inchmarnock which spent much of last year on loan to a Viking history exhibition in Denmark.

The Hostage Stone, along with the museum’s other exhibits, will be open to visitors from 7pm to 10pm on May 15 - and entry will be free. There will also be fun quizzes for both adults and children and, weather permitting, a few moths from the museum’s annual ‘moth trapping’ survey, due to be conducted the previous night. We’ll see you there!