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Fantasy to Fabrication: 19th-Century Design Exhibition at Mount Stuart

This event was on the 25th of March 2022.

Fantasy to Fabrication: 19th-Century Design Exhibition at Mount Stuart

Journey from sketchbook to finished object in Mount Stuart’s exhibition of Victorian decorative art, displayed alongside original design drawings from the Bute Collection.

This exhibition celebrates the imagination, eclecticism, and creative process of acclaimed 19th-century designers William Burges, Horatio Walter Lonsdale, Robert Weir Schultz, Sir Robert Lorimer and William Morris. Assembling spectacular examples of jewellery, furniture, watercolours, books, stained glass, silver and other metalwork - it will explore the Bute family legacy of commissioning and collecting Arts & Crafts and Gothic Revival masterpieces.

Curated in-house, this is the first time that many of these treasures from the Bute Collection will be exhibited publicly, paired with several rarely seen objects on loan from national institutions.

Visiting information

Fantasy to Fabrication opens on 25th May and runs until 30th October. Viewing is by self-guided free flow admission during regular house opening hours. Tickets are now available to purchase online and pre-booking is strongly recommended as walk-up entry cannot be guaranteed.

House, Gardens & Exhibition tickets are priced as follows; £15 Adult, £13 Concession, £7.90 Child (ages 5-15) & free for children under 5. We are pleased to offer Mount Stuart Members complimentary admission.

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