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A New Generation is moving into Mount Stuart

05th June 2019

A New Generation is moving into Mount Stuart

The Mount Stuart Trust are working alongside Achievement Bute to train the next generation of rising stars.

Young guides take on the history and art of one of Britain’s most impressive houses

As part of its charitable work the Mount Stuart Trust is working closely with Achievement Bute, a families-led voluntary organisation, to train the next generation of rising stars.

A number of young adults from the local school have enthusiastically signed up for the supported summer internship which allows them to discover the Victorian mansion and its treasures and become guides themselves.

Students enrolled on the programme can expect to learn fascinating facts about one of the foremost collections of artworks and artefacts in the UK.

Exploring the first house in Scotland to have electric light, its own telephone service, passenger lift and indoor heated swimming pool, all of which are still in working order today. Whilst working on the project, students will gain first-hand experience working alongside guides in a historic environment.

Head of collections, Charlotte Rostek, says: ‘With this programme, students will gain invaluable experience of working in a historic environment. They will learn how to research, develop, and share their knowledge with a larger audience - skills that they will be able to use in a whole host of different scenarios in the future.’

The final challenge? The students will present a bespoke tour of Mount Stuart to their own family and friends.