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Bute Museum

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Address: Stuart Street, Rothesay, Scotland

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Small but worth a visit

Step back in time. One of the smallest mueums probably in Scotland, opposite Rothesay Castle. 2 rooms with displays that are quaintly presented. Has some interesting and relevant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary H
Rothesay, United Kingdom

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step back in time. One of the smallest mueums probably in Scotland, opposite Rothesay Castle. 2 rooms with displays that are quaintly presented. Has some interesting and relevant local artefacts. Not a long visit.

Thank Gary H
Preston, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is fantastic. It is very low entry fee and full of great exhibits and artefacts. This really is an old school museum where you just look around, although the lady at the reception was invaluable and a mine of local information – very helpful. This is 10/10 and a must see.

1 Thank Mark T
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50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good local museum, showing history of the area. Hands on areas for the children, Wild life, archaeology, and history. There is a charge for entry. The staff are welcoming and friendly. As its near the castle why not do both.

Thank remmingtonLeeds
Rothesay, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Just a little bit up the hill from the castle - 7 minutes walk from seafront. Small but full of many fascinating items. Very well laid out.

Thank BuddyES
Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

For a small museum it had much to see and appreciate. Lovingly compiled and looked after by enthusiastic staff. Some fascinating history and information about the island, and a great collection of stuffed animals. Especially liked the hands on areas for children to see and feel artefacts.

Thank Bikerdave117
Ayr, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Some where to go when you are in Rothesay. It sits behind the castle . If you like stuffed animals well you will like here . If you take any photos you will be charged .

Thank cats68
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016

great place to go when raining. The staff are most talkative and helpful. A treasure hunt was taking place for children and they were having a fantastic time. Plenty to see

Thank wendy13364
Kendal, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The museum looked very small but was filled with all kinds of things from all over the Isle of Bute. There was no need to rush, and it was interesting to see the variety of exhibits.

Thank judith h
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The knowledge and enthusiasm of the people who run this small community museum have made it a very appealing and engaging place. It has two rooms: one full of items relating to Bute's fascinating history and the other all about Bute's equally interesting natural history, as well as a small shop with books, cards and toys. The history room contains... More 

Thank kath097
Northumberland, England
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

When we entered, we were met by a very friendly lady who invited us to ask her any questions. Inside there is a wealth of information, old and more recent. What we did find and like, is that the museum works closely with the local school children as here were displays and work that the children had done. Well done.

Thank 1965jc

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