Bute Museum bell attends Royal Naval anniversary dinner

The Museum had an unusual request from the Royal Navy, to borrow artefacts from HMS Varbel and the midget submarines for a special dinner to commemorate ‘Operation Source’. Guest of honour at the dinner was Commander Lorimer. Museum volunteers George, Jean and Anne made sure that the bell was well protected for the journey across […]

Glasgow University students enjoy a visit the Museum

It was lovely to welcome 55 archaeology students and staff from Glasgow University who were visiting Bute for the weekend. It is always wonderful to get out the archaeology books and reports  for close study. The wonderful St Blane’s book is too big to display permanently but is well used on visits such as this one. […]

‘More Old Bute’ launched at the museum

The museum was delighted to welcome author Graham Twaddle to talk about his new book ‘More Old Bute’ which follows on from the success of his previous book ‘Old Bute’ which was published in 2000. Graham talked about the importance of preserving the more recent history of our island in the form of photos from […]

Book Signing event on Saturday 3rd December at the museum

JAZZ@THE MUSEUM – with Les Gitanes

Bute Museum is once again delighted to host a popular Jazz@the Museum event. Les Gitanes will be appearing this Wednesday, 23rd November 2016. Why not come early and have a look around the museum? (doors open at 7 pm) and the group will be playing at 7.30. There is a licensed bar and a drink is included […]

Treasure Trove Finds Day

Thanks to Dr Natasha Ferguson of Treasure Trove for giving us such an interesting Finds Day. The Museum was busy for the whole 4 hours. Finds came in from a range of sources – from items used to fill gaps in a drystane dyke to objects found while metal detecting. There were many items of […]

Treasure Trove Finds Day at the Museum – Saturday Oct 29th

 TREASURE TROVE FINDS DAY 11 am – 3 pm Saturday 29th October 2016 ADMISSION FREE ‘Chance discoveries of artefacts by members of the public have the potential to make a significant contribution to our understanding of Scotland’s past. The role of Treasure Trove is to ensure that finds of cultural significance are protected for the […]

Delegates from the Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences visit the museum

The Trustees were delighted to play host to a group of delegates from the XXXII International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences, which this year was being held in Glasgow. George McKenzie gave them a brief history of the island while they enjoyed a cup of tea. They then spent time chatting to volunteers and viewing […]

Bute Noir – Bute’s first crime writing festival – is a huge success

Three venues, eleven crime writers, dozens of willing volunteers and hundreds of enthusiastic crime readers made Bute Noir an amazing success. Karen Latto of Printpoint and Craig Robertson, crime writer,  aided and abetted by Patricia from Rothesay Library and Anne from Bute Museum, worked feverishly for just a few weeks to put this festival of […]

Bute Noir – 5th and 6th August 2016

Excitement is mounting at Bute Museum, Printpoint and Rothesay Library about the forthcoming ‘Bute Noir’ Crime Writing Festival. There are 11 crime writers, 11 events – four at the museum. Tickets for some events are still available at the three venues. As well as the Alien Hunt and the Children’s Quiz, which are still running […]