Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham Exhibition

20th May to 29th October 2023

Location: Armoury

Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham Exhibition

'Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham' opens at Mount Stuart on Saturday 20th May. Delve into the fascinating history of comic books in the Bute Collection, tracing how this multi-modal form of storytelling developed.

This exhibition uncovers the evolution of comics, from the anarchic satirists of the Georgian era to mavericks of modern comics. A range of artists, writers, and publishers from the UK to Europe, and the USA will be shown in our intimate exhibition space, including work by James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Jonathan Swift, Punch, Charles Dickens, George Belcher, DC Thomson, DC Comics, Marvel and much more.

From caricatures and original drawings to archival material, toys, and books: a fascinating array of material collected by the Bute Family over the course of several generations will be on display for our visitors. Explore the extraordinary history of comics through the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart this summer.

Visiting FAQs

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in advance online here or on arrival at the Round-house.

How much are tickets?

Adult tickets are priced at £20.50 which includes standard House & Gardens admission. Mount Stuart members go free.

Where is the exhibition situated & is it accessible to visitors with limited mobility?

The exhibition is situated in the Armoury which is adjacent to the Marble Hall. Lift access is available to this floor.

When are the viewing times for the exhibition?

During May, June, September and October the viewing times vary daily. We recommend arriving on site as early as possible (from 10am) for the best availability.

During July and August the exhibition is viewed on self-guided free flow admission 12-4pm.


If you have any questions please email the team: