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Sun, Jul 18



Open Day

Join us for our first open day in 2021! Explore our enchanting castle grounds, visit our 1745 House Museum and its temporary 'Women of Dunollie' exhibit and be blown away by the views from our Castle Ruins to the sound of piping.

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Time & Location

Jul 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT+1

Oban, Dunollie House, Oban PA34 5TT, UK

About the event

Join us for our first ever open day in 2021! 

There have been people living in the area we now call Dunollie since the very early history of humankind.

Join our guide for an immersive tour exploring the site’s long and rich history from 8000 years ago right up to the present day.

Be some of the first visitors to see inside the ancient castle ruin, after completion of Phase III Castle Conservation in Summer 2020.

Discover the fascinating history of the MacDougall Clan and their servants throughout exhibitions in the 1745 House Museum, with new additions to the displays for 2021.

Guided Tours:

There will be two guided tours taking place on this day. One will begin at 12.30pm, the other at 2.30pm. These will last approximately 45 minutes. Your safety is our priority which, unfortunately, means we cannot allow more than 30 visitors to join in on each tour. 

If you are interested, BOOK YOUR SPACE via email:

*Last Chance To See: 'Women of Dunollie Exhibition": 

Follow the fascinating women of Dunollie through the eras, from 1820 - 2020.  See stories of the Clan MacDougall from another perspective and view some rare items from our ancient textile collections, including the beautiful bettlewing dress.

The Women of Dunollie has been created from stories featured in the popular book "Highland Postbag" written by Jean MacDougall. If you would like to pre-order a copy to collect on your visit, click here.

*This exhibition will only be available to view in person until October 2021, as the ancient textile garments need to be rested.


The museum is situated over two storeys with the brand-new Women of Dunollie exhibition on the 1stfloor. Where the ground floor is wheelchair accessible, unfortunately the 1st floor is not.

The path up to the castle is steep, particularly on the descent. This activity may not be suitable for those who experience mobility issues.


Dogs are welcome in all of Dunollie’s outdoor areas as long as they are kept on a leach. However, dogs are not permitted in the 1745 House Museum.

Covid-19 Additional Information:

When arriving at Dunollie to take part in activities, please enter through the visitor car park whether you are walking, cycling or driving. There is a meeting point at the top end of the car park nearest the visitor site. Here you will be met by a member of staff to take part in your activity.

The castle tours will be delivered by our resident tour guide. Our guide will be wearing a face shield to ensure you are able hear the information on tour being delivered. Tours will be delivered in English.

Facemasks are now mandatory in museums in Scotland. We will have disposable facemasks available onsite for anyone who may not have a mask with them. It is up to your own preference whether you t a face covering in our outdoor areas.

A member of staff will be on site while you visit and will be equipped with the relevant PPE. If you have any questions or require assistance during your time in the museum, they will be here to help.

Please sanitise your hands regularly whilst onsite and refrain from touching the objects in the Museum as they are fragile and can be damaged by residue from hand sanitiser. Whilst wondering the grounds, please follow the one way system indicated and adhere to the 2m social distancing guidelines throughout your visit.


The details you provide when booking your activity will be used for the Test and Trace system if required. We will hold this information for up to 21 days, then it will be deleted from our system.


  • 45 minutes

    Guided Tour

  • 30 minutes

    Pipping at the Castle

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  • Open Day Ticket

    This ticket is for anyone over the age of 16 wishing to come to our open day! It includes access to our whole site and to the pipping. If you would like to book a space on a tour that day, please email

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  • Child Open Day Ticket

    This ticket is for anyone aged aged 3- 15 years old wishing to come to our open day! Children younger than 3 go free and don't need a ticket. It includes access to our whole site and to the pipping. If you would like to book a space on a tour that day, please email

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