Scotland's Festival of Museums returns for 2012
Programme ranges from Tosca's classics to Scotland’s local heroes
18-20th May sees the return of the Festival of Museums – Scotland’s only country-wide cultural celebration which offers something slightly out of the ordinary for visitors to our museums.
For those who think of museum visits as quiet, sedate and serious, you might like to expand your horizons and pop into the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, where artist’s collective Neu! Reekie! will treat you to a charismatic and controversial night of music, film and poetry which will show you the more ‘avant garde’ side of Scotland’s bard.
If Burns isn’t your bag, treat yourself to a little Tosca in the National Galleries of Scotland (complete with a drink and a bite to eat), dust off your deerstalker and become a sleuth at Mayhem in May at the Bell Pettigrew Museum (Holmes eat your heart out), or spend an evening on the ocean wave (well – the Clyde!) on the Tall Ship at the Riverside imbibing some refreshments and basking in the splendour of the floodlit river views.
Take the weekend to discover what Scotland’s museums really have to offer – day and night – at over 80 events Scotland-wide. To find out what’s going on around the country, visit www.festivalofmuseums.com