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Object Of The Week

Over the next few months, we will be showcasing some of the fascinating objects (and their stories) held within our extensive collections.

Do any of these items bring back fond memories? 

Week 11: Metal Bell

This wee metal bell is the kind worn by a sheep or a goat out on a farm hillside. 


It was used by farmers to keep track of where the animals might have wandered off to.


It’s made of metal with a texrured gold-coloured band of decoration round the widest part in the middle.


You can imagine the noise of lots of these little bells ringing across a hillside.

Previously Featured Objects

Here are some of the wonderful objects previously featured. Click on the objects image to find out more. 

About Dunollie

Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds is run by the MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust (Charity No. SC028091).

Vat No. 932 1135 61


Dunollie Museum, Castle & Grounds


PA34 5TT

01631 570550

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