The Bute First Folio: Private Viewings

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As part of the UK and Ireland Folio400 celebrations in 2023, the Mount Stuart Trust is delighted to partner with the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland in making three Scottish copies of Shakespeare's First Folio accessible to the public in 2023.

Folio400 is a UK wide event to celebrate the 400th Birthday of the First Folio - the first printed edition of Shakespeare’s collected plays - in 2023. The First Folio collection contains 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were published here for the first time, saving works such as The Tempest and Macbeth from being lost to history. The Bute First Folio is cared for in the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart, and we are delighted to share this precious book on the 400th anniversary of it being printed.