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Isle of Bute Museum

25 September 2021 (Online)

26 September 2021 (Online)

Argyll & Bute

The History & Archaeology Gallery has displays covering aspects of Bute’s History from Mesolithic and Neolithic times through to the closing years of the 20th century.

The Natural History Gallery allows visitors to explore the geology, plants, animals and birds of the island. 

Seashore and marine life is represented in two cases in the gallery, showing the commoner molluscs and crustacea occurring around the coasts. 

The island’s mammals are well documented, and is most noteworthy for the abundance of brown hares and roe deer, as well as seals.

In 1960 Dorothy Marshall excavated a group of three cists discovered on the island of Inchmarnock. One of the cists contained the burial of a woman who Miss Marshall named ‘The Queen of the Inch’. The lignite necklace and flint knife found with her have been very important exhibits in the Museum collection since then.   

Digital Resources

Isle of Bute Museum - Uncovering the Treasures Video

This short film highlights the many treasures to be found at Bute Museum

Watch a short film!

Key Information

Architect: Andrew Morrell McKinlay

Building Date: 1925-1926

  • Stuart Street
  • Rothsay, Isle of Bute
  • PA20 0EP