Independently run natural and historical museum of Bute

Stuart Street Rothesay PA20 0EP


Bute Museum is an independently run museum charity where visitors can explore the Natural and Historical Heritage of the Isle of Bute. The National History Society and Bute Bird Group have very close links with the museum, and meetings of the group take place on alternate Tuesdays in the library at the museum premises from 7:30pm.

Key Services / Products

Regular Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 10:30-15:30
  • Wednesday 10:30-15:30
  • Thursday 10:30-15:30
  • Friday 10:30-15:30
  • Saturday 10:30-15:30
  • Sunday 13:30-15:30
  • Last verified 2022-03-31 - Social media post

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Bute Museum and Natural History Society does not have a car park, however there is usually plenty of free on-street parking in the vicinity.

Public Transport

Bute Museum and Natural History Society is within a short walking distance of the main town centre bus station at Guildford Square.

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