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New Tour - Special Collections Experience

25th May 2024 Thursdays, 10am- 11:15am

New Tour - Special Collections Experience

Mount Stuart's new, art-focused house tour provides visitors with an opportunity to spend 75 minutes focusing exclusively on the highly significant, museum-quality artworks within the Bute Collection.

Learn about the intergenerational collecting culture fostered by the Crichton-Stuart family, while viewing spectacular conditionally exempt paintings, silver, porcelain, furniture and other pieces of decorative art displayed in historic rooms set across four floors within the house.

Led by the Mount Stuart Trust Curator, Jessica Insley, the tours are offered several times per month, commencing at 10am and concluding at 11.15am. View the available dates and book your tickets here

 

Please note- Visitors with limited mobility should contact the team to confirm any special arrangements prior to visiting.

About the Bute Collection

The Bute Collection at Mount Stuart is home to one of the UK’s foremost private collections of fine and decorative art. With an outstanding collection of British portraiture, 16th century Italian masterpieces, and Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, there are also exceptional pieces of furniture, silver, tapestry, textiles, porcelain and ceramics. Housed within spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival architecture, the nineteenth century historic interiors have been decorated by eminent designers H.W. Lonsdale, Nathaniel Westlake, William Burges, Robert Weir Schultz, and Thomas Nicholls. Mount Stuart also has extensive libraries with over 27,000 books and an internationally historic archive with material from the 12th century to the present day.