«Descended from ancient Scottish Kings, it is entirely apt that the family motto - 'Avito Viret Honore' translates as 'he flourishes in an honourable ancestry'.»Did You Know?
Today, Mount Stuart boasts one of the most extensive private Collections, Libraries and Archives in Scotland. Combined, they house approximately 25,000 books, records, personal letters, photographs and architectural drawings from both Mount Stuart and beyond.
In no way limited to just texts and images, the Bute Collection also hosts many works of fine art, furniture, tapestries, silverware and even the original costumes of several Victorian figures. Together, each aspect of the Collections at Mount Stuart offer a portal into the Bute family's and the House's fascinating past.