Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting

A Warm Welcome Awaits You

Finding Us

Finding Us

Mount Stuart is located on the Isle of Bute, the most accessible island off the west coast of Scotland. Public transport links to Mount Stuart are fully integrated, ensuring that visitors can get here quickly, and easily.

Private Tours & Group Visits

Private Tours & Group Visits

Whether you are planning a group visit for two or two-hundred, Mount Stuart offers something for every taste and interest. Take part in one of our events or experience your own private tour.

Access For All

Access For All

We want everyone to enjoy their time at Mount Stuart. This page contains useful information for visitors with disabilities to make your visit as easy as we can.

 Opening Dates and Times

In March, April and October we will be running guided tours. Details of timings below:

 

Guided Tour 

(1 Hour)

Friends House Tour

(1 ½ Hours)

Coffee Shop & Tea Room
Monday - Sunday

11.30am, 12.30pm,

1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

1pm - 2pm 10am - 5pm

From May to September we will be running free flow, where you can enjoy the house at your own pace, as well as guided tours. Details on timings below:

 

Guided Tour

(1 Hour)

Friends House Tour

(1 ½ hours)

Free Flow

May, June & September

Free Flow

July & August

Coffee Shop & Tea Room
Monday - Sunday 11am - 12pm 2pm - 3.30pm 12pm - 4pm 12pm - 5pm 10am - 5pm

Please note the House will be closed on the following dates: 

15 April | 8 July | 5 August | 3 September

The Gardens will still be open on these dates. 

Tickets and Prices

 Gardens OnlyHouse & GardensFriends of Mount Stuart
Adult £6.50 £11.50 £17.25
Child (5-15 yrs) £3.50 £6.75 £10.15
Family (2 adults & 3 children) £18.00 £33.00 £49.50
Concession/student £5.00 £9.50 £14.25
Group* £5.50 £7.50 N/A

Admission tickets for the House and Gardens can be purchased from the ground floor of our award-winning Visitor Centre. Our welcoming staff will update you with tour times.

A Gardens ticket will give you admission to the Gardens and Grounds only on the date of purchase. 

A House & Gardens ticket will give you admission to the House and Gardens including a one hour guided house tour on the date of purchase.

A Friends of Mount Stuart ticket will give you admission to the House and Gardens including an extended Friends of Mount Stuart tour on the day of purchase. 

If you would like to join a House Tour booking in advance is recommended as spaces are limited. Call the Visitor Centre on 01700 505808.

Tickets are not necessary for access to the Visitor Centre or Adventure Playground.

Exclusive Offers

We have joined forces with Historic Scotland at Rothesay Castle to offer 10% off entry to either Mount Stuart or the Castle when showing a valid ticket for the other attraction. Simply bring along your ticket or receipt to get 10% off!

We are also offering:

Free entry to the Gardens for RHS members.

Free entry to HHA & ASVA members.

25% discount for Art Fund members.

Kids go free with a CalMac Rail & Sail ticket. More details here.

Membership to Mount Stuart is not available for any ticket purchased through these offers. You must pay the full ticket price to sign up for membership. If you have purchased a discounted ticket and decide you want to sign up then you'll just need to pay the difference.

Speak to our Visitor Services Team for more information on these offers.

Membership

Any ticket purchased online or in person can be upgraded to membership at no extra cost by providing your name, email and home address. Membership gives you free admission to the House and/or Gardens and is valid for one year from the date of purchase. 

*Group rate tickets are not eligible to become members of Mount Stuart.

Downloads

Gift Aid Donation Form (pdf, 170KB)

Please download and print our Gift Aid donation form and post it back to us.

Early Closure Dates

On the days that the House closes early for private events we will still be running 45 minute guided tours on the lower floors of the House. Tickets bought for early closure dates will be valid for 2 days so you can return on the following day to view the rooms you missed. The house will reopen at 12 noon on the day following an early closure.

The House closes at 1pm on the following dates:

14 April | 22 April | 13 May | 3 July | 22 July | 26 August | 2 September | 7 September

Gift Aid

UK taxpayers will be able to Gift Aid tickets at no additional charge and enjoy free access to the Gardens or House and Gardens (depending on the ticket purchased) for one year from the date of purchase.