Tucked away in a small street behind Rothesay Castle you’ll find one of the most interesting visitor attractions on the island. Bute Museum houses a compact but fascinating collection of artifacts relating to Bute through the ages. The Natural History hall has a large collection of Bute native species (Feathered and furred and showcasing the skills of a taxidermist, of course!) plus a touch table – try lifting that whale vertebra!
The museum also houses an extensive document and photo archive, so if you’re interested in researching your family tree or family links to Bute, this should definitely be one of your research stops. Right now the museum is closed for winter maintenance until the end of January, however an interesting and informative new website was commissioned last year and you can drop the museum an email – visit the site here.