1745 House Museum
The 1745 House was the first home of the chiefs of the clan MacDougall, built when the family left the castle. Once the North Wing and later the Admirals House (The Main House) were constructed the 1745 House became the Servants Quarters
The 1745 House Museum (Old Lairds House) is now open for visitors to explore the history of the family and rural life through objects from the Clan and Hope MacDougall Collections.
NEW 2015: 'Mirror of History' Exhibition Hope MacDougall and her collection
Dunollie is delighted to host the brand new 'Mirror of History' Hope MacDougall and Her Collection exhibition of the 2015 season. The exhibition is based on Hope MacDougall - daughter, sister and aunt of the chiefs of the Clan MacDougall.
Hope started her collection with a single wooden spoon in the 1950's and amassed around 5,000 objects before her death in 1998.
The collection is of National significance. It covers the working and domestic lives of the Highlands and Islands, especially Argyll along with comparative material from all over the world.
The new exhibition has been solely created by a group of 6 Dunollie Volunteers as an Exhibition Team Training Project.
The team have researched the objects, assembled and documented the creation of the exhibition for all of our visitors to enjoy.
"The first idea of assembling the exhibition seemed a mammoth task.
Although sometimes it has been challenging, the training has allowed us to develop our range of skills
as well as learn tricks of the trade as to how these exhibitions are created, through hands on experience.
Its been great getting into the stores and getting our hands dirty"
Jane and Judy, Exhibiton Team
The new exhibition will be on display in the 1745 House Museum from 3rd April 2015.