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March 2019

Visual Arts Programme: What is Worthwhile Doing in this World

March 16 - April 26

Mount Stuart Trust is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Whitney McVeigh this spring as part of its expanded Contemporary Visual Arts Programme. McVeigh reaches into the Bute Archive, traditionally the realm of a patriarchal narrative, and focuses on intimate traces of the history of women in the house, in particular Gwendolen Crichton Stuart, 3rd Marchioness of Bute (1854-1932) and Augusta Crichton Stuart DBE, 4th Marchioness of Bute (1880-1947). The exhibition is an opportunity to bring the archive into…

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April 2019

Scottish Rhododendron Festival Tours

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 23rd May 2019 at 2:00pm

Help us celebrate the Scottish Rhododendron Festival! Join our Living Collections Manager, Graham Alcorn, to discover our record breaking rhododendron collection. Tours are one hour long and start at the Rock Garden and end at the House. £5.00 for tour only or you can upgrade a standard H&G ticket for £15.00. Call 01700 503 877 or email contactus@mountstuart.com to book!

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Rock to Roof

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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One event on 24th April 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on 25th April 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 25th April 2019 at 12:00pm

Historic Environment Scotland, in partnership with the Mount Stuart Trust, have extracted a small quantity of slate from the historic quarry at Ardmaleish point. Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Fellow Richard Jordan will be delivering a series of workshops and demonstrations in the grounds of Mount Stuart Estate on splitting slate block into roofing slate. Scotland has a long history of slate quarrying. Slate from the Isle of Bute was recorded as early as 1445 when 130,000…

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Family Garden Tour

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until 27th October 2019

Join one of our senior Guides for a leisurely stroll around the Rock Garden and Wee Garden, an informative and entertaining tour suitable for all the family. Visitors are  advised to wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. Meet at at the Rock Garden. £5 for tour only or £15 General admission & tour. Call 01700 503 877 or email contactus@mountstuart.com to book.

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May 2019

Mary Queen of Scots – Exhibition Tours

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until 30th June 2019

Join one of our senior Guides to go behind the scenes of Mount Stuart Trust’s Mary Queen of Scots Exhibition. £5 for talk only or £15 General admission & talk. Call 01700 503 877 or email contactus@mountstuart.com to book. About the Exhibition Mary Stuart (1542-1587) – or Mary, Queen of Scots as she is commonly known – has long been a source of fascination, in Scotland and beyond. She has been the subject of numerous paintings, plays, books and films –…

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Bute Community Cycling – Family Cycle Rides at Mount Stuart

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 26th May 2019 at 11:00am

One event on 16th June 2019 at 11:00am

One event on 30th June 2019 at 11:00am

One event on 14th July 2019 at 11:00am

One event on 28th July 2019 at 11:00am

One event on 11th August 2019 at 11:00am

One event on 25th August 2019 at 11:00am

In conjunction with the Mount Stuart Trust, Bute Community Cycling invite you to join in one of our programme of family-friendly cycle rides around the estate pathways. Cycling is a wonderful way to have fun as a family. The programme of family rides around the Estate make for a brilliant day out. Enjoy the scenery and the views and take advantage of all the estate has to offer. We will also, be arranging for a kiddie’s treasure hunt on several…

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July 2019

Exhibition: Mary, Queen of Scots

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until 1st September 2019

Explore our Mary, Queen of Scots exhibition at your own pace during free flow from 1st July - 1st September. General admission costs apply. About the Exhibition Mary Stuart (1542-1587) – or Mary, Queen of Scots as she is commonly known – has long been a source of fascination, in Scotland and beyond. She has been the subject of numerous paintings, plays, books and films – and no wonder, when her biography reads like a Gothic novel. Her tragic tale…

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Bute Vintage Tractor Rally and Bute Kitchen BBQ

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on the front lawn at Mount Stuart to see around 100 vintage tractors on display at the main house. Find out more about the history and workings of these fascinating vintage tractors! The Bute Kitchen Team will be firing up the BBQ, serving tasty homemade burgers and snacks throughout the afternoon! This event is free with an admission ticket.

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September 2019

Mary Queen of Scots – Exhibition Tours

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until 27th October 2019

Join one of our senior Guides to go behind the scenes of Mount Stuart Trust’s Mary Queen of Scots Exhibition. £5 for talk only or £15 General admission & talk. Call 01700 503 877 or email contactus@mountstuart.com to book. About the Exhibition Mary Stuart (1542-1587) – or Mary, Queen of Scots as she is commonly known – has long been a source of fascination, in Scotland and beyond. She has been the subject of numerous paintings, plays, books and films –…

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