Supporting, enabling and promoting learning, innovation and creativity. Providing stewardship of the heritage assets in our care.

Our Vision

To play our part in promoting an island that cherishes its history, optimises its present and ensures its sustainable future.

Our Mission

Our Values

Our key values are transparency, communication, adaptability, diversity, responsibility, and commitment to best practice in all areas.

Our History

Mount Stuart Trust was founded in 1989 by John Crichton Stuart, Marquess of Bute (1933-1993), with the aim of entrusting the historic Mount Stuart together with the land and resources previously comprising the Bute Estate to a charitable trust governed by a board of trustees. The trust is committed to conservation, environmental sustainability, innovation, public access, and education. Mount Stuart House and Gardens have been open to the public since 1995. Mount Stuart Trust is a charity whose aims and objectives are outlined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

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Innovation is central to our vision, whilst care and best practice as a charity are integral to the operation of Mount Stuart Trust. This document aims to set out where we are now, what we do, and our strategy for the next five years.

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Mount Stuart Trust is committed to upholding the values set out in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy and to create a workplace that is safe and welcoming for all our staff, visitors and trustees.

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Our Team and Trustees

As a charitable Trust, we are continually working to protect the special places and spaces within our portfolio, and we couldn’t achieve our ambitious plans without our dedicated team.

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