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Arts

A diverse arts programme for all imaginations.

By nature, we’re an artistic organisation.

Whether we’re celebrating Shakespeare or showcasing thought-provoking contemporary exhibitions, our evolving cultural programme draws on our rich historical collection as well as promoting cutting edge visual arts. Sharing the wonder of all things creative is woven into our spirit.

Delve into the shelves of the ornate library, or immerse yourself in a musical performance against the stunning backdrop of Mount Stuart. Art aficionado or not, here you can experience the arts in a unique way.

Get inspired. Indulge your creativity. Share in something exclusive – that’s open to everyone.

The Bute Collection

We are proud to house one of the UK’s foremost collections of artwork and artefacts – and even more excited to share it with you.

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Research and publications

Much of the material in our archive is of great historical significance. From eyewitness accounts of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots and the sinking of the Titanic, to political papers and royal correspondence.

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Visual Arts Programme

A powerhouse of creative activity, we host a variety of events and exhibitions throughout the year to pique your curiosity. This wouldn’t be possible without the welcoming, nurturing environment we create for artists. Mount Stuart has always been a place of innovation. A place where people have asked ‘What if?’ We encourage all the artists we work with to do the same.

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Shakespeare's First Folio

We are proud to hold one of the Bard's First Folio's in the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart.

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