Bute Museum

In this busy museum, situated behind the Castle, you can experience the archaeology, history and natural history of the Isle of Bute.

Opening Times


1st April through to 30th September inclusive -

  • Monday to Saturday 10.30 am until 3.30pm
  • Sundays 1.30pm until 3.30pm


1st October to 30th November (Closed in December and January for routine maintenance)

1st February until 31st March

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 1.30pm until 3.30pm


  • Adults £4.00
  • Concession £3.00
  • Children under 16 (accompanied by an adult) Free


  • An extensive display of bird and island wild life and a wild flower display throughout the summer.
  • The exhibits cover every period of Bute's history from early stone tools to Clyde steamers and include a collection of paintings and photographs of Rothesay.
  • Young visitors will enjoy the touch table, small aquarium,  toddlers' case and the free museum quiz.
  • An interesting range of souvenirs, gifts and books are available from our gift shop.

Contact Details

Tel: 01700 505067
Website: www.butemuseum.org.uk

Email: Bute Museum

How to Find Us: 

Bute Museum
7 Stuart Street Rothesay
PA20 0EP Isle of Bute
United Kingdom