Bring your phones as Hunterian museum hosts first ‘Instameet’ event in Bute Hall

By Ian Marland at

Take as many pictures as you want – and then post them to your Instagram account.

That’s the invitation from the Hunterian museum in the West End.

The gallery and museum is hosting its very first Instameet event this week.

Hunterian Museum

New: It is the first time the Hunterian Museum has hosted an Instameet event

The event is on Friday July 28 from 4pm.

Visitors will be taken into the grand Bute Hall.

Curator Peter Black will explain the story of the building and its links with Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute.

The Hunterian is currently hosting an exhibition called Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection.

Hunterian Museum

Features: The Hall is decorated with motifs and emblems that will make great Instagram posts

A release on the event reads: “The Hunterian is holding its first Instameet and we’d love to have you there.

“Join us on Friday 28 July from 4.00pm – 4.30pm for a behind the scenes look at the beautiful Bute Hall and how it relates to our current Art of Power: Masterpieces from the Bute Collection exhibition.

“Learn about the idea of architecture as an expression of art and of power, and use this as inspiration to photograph the macro and micro of the Hall.”

The Bute Hall is well known amongst students and staff as it plays host to graduations and events throughout the year.

The Hall is decorated with the motifs of cross, thistle and fleur de lys taken from the coat of arms of John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute (1847-1900).


He contributed to the construction, and worked with the architect George Gilbert Scott on completing the buildings (1878-1884).

The exhibition notes say: “The Marquess was one of the greatest of all patrons of architecture.

“He was the constructor of Mount Stuart, the family seat on the Isle of Bute, as well as other major Gothic Revival monuments including Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch.”

Visitors will be invited to look at the architecture as art (or art as architecture) and photographers will be encouraged to take as many photos as they like.

* Anyone interested can register here