Bute Noir Book 2018 meets Museum Artefact No.2

No.2 in the series – ‘Hunger Moon’ by Alexandra Sokoloff meets a beggar’s badge. In the 19th century, the poor had to rely on the local parish to avoid hunger. Rothesay Parish issued beggar badges to the deserving poor such as widows of good character. This badge, issued in 1827, gave the wearer the right […]

Bute Noir 2018 Book meets Museum Artefact No.1

Bute Museum will be hosting 5 sessions of Bute Noir 2018 and the excitement is mounting already! This year we have 17 authors, so 17 museum artefacts for the curator to match to book titles. Book No.1 this year is from the pen of Chris Brookmyre. This young shelduck is of the opinion that there […]

Rock Art and Early People

A very successful training session took place in the museum for the Rock Art Bute group. This is part of Scotland’s Rock Art Project which is now live online. Members of the local group worked with Dr Tertia Barnett and Dr Stuart Jeffrey, practising how to record Bute’s many cupmarked stones in 3D. The following […]

Another great book event at the museum.

A packed audience was enthralled by a talk given by local lad Gib Bulloch, promoting his book ‘The Intrapreneur – confessions of a corporate insurgent’. The talk was funny, informative and thought-provoking. It was the story of one man fulfilling his dream to change the world of big business from the inside out and bottom […]

Launch of new Motorist’s Trail and Free Museum Entry – Saturday 10th March

The very popular range of  Island Trails is getting a new addition with the publication of the new Motorist’s Trail. You don’t have to be a motorist to enjoy this new publication, the pages are packed with colour photos and information about the island. At a very reasonable £2.50, this little book is  ideal both […]

Suffragettes, Rock Art and Rothesay 100 years ago

Anyone who thinks that Bute Museum is a place to take visitors on a wet day needs to think again. Over the last few weeks, the number of different areas of interest covered by events in the Museum has been amazing. The first school party of the year was from Rothesay Primary and their topic […]

Museum video is now live on DIG IT TV

Following the visit of the wonderful film crew from Dig It TV, there is now a video online giving a tour of the museum. There will be short films about some of our star items at a later date. To view the film follow the link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VpjtTZBWzc&t=2s

Lights, Camera, Action!

We were delighted to welcome Doug, Julianne, David and Quonya to the museum. They were making a video for Dig It TV as part of a larger programme about the Museums and Heritage of Argyll and Bute, As well as a general video of the museum, there will be 3 stand-alone videos about the Hostage […]

Enjoy jazz while supporting the Museum and RNLI

What could be better than helping two great charities while enjoying an evening of jazz from Les Gitanes? ‘Jazz at the Museum’ is on Wednesday 22nd of November at Bute Museum. As well as an evening of music, you can enjoy a glass of wine while browsing around the museum in the interval. Tickets are […]

Learning about Rothesay Castle is fun

The museum was invaded by nearly 50 children from P 5 and P5/4 of Rothesay Primary on Wednesday morning. As there were so many children in at the one time, a bit of careful organisation was required. A combination of careful planning by the museum staff and wonderful behaviour by the children meant that everyone […]