Hawick venue to host creepy crawly event as part of festival

Hawick Museum in Wilton Lodge Park.
Hawick Museum in Wilton Lodge Park.

Hawick Museum will be 
transformed into a wee 
beasties paradise as part of the Festival of Museums next month.

The venue will host the 
festival’s inaugural Ugly Bug Ball on May 20.

And the event is just one of more than 100 events taking place across Scotland for the festival, which runs from May 18 to 20.

The packed Festival of 
Museums programme, 
organised by Museums 
Galleries Scotland, brings the country’s ancient and modern history to life through interactive and unique events across the length and breadth of the country.

There are events for the whole family with baby sensory events for tiny tots and 
dementia friendly reminiscence sessions where visitors can relive their personal 
histories.

Now in its 12th year the 
festival welcomes a number of new venues to the line-up 
including Edinburgh’s 
outstanding Jupiter Artland sculpture park, St Ronan’s Wells a historic spa overlooking Leithen Valley and 
Skelmorlie Secret Bunker.

Sarah Burry-Hayes, 
marketing manager at 
Museums Galleries Scotland, said: “The Festival of Museums programme is bursting with fun events to spark the imagination and celebrate culture in Scotland.

“Visitors to fantastic venues across the country will experience museums in 
interactive, unexpected and hands-on ways.”

To see the full festival 
programme visit www.
festivalofmuseums.com.