Top 100 objects
Browse key artefacts from our properties across the country.
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Print - Crichton Castle (East Side of the Court Yard)
An engraving of Crichton Castle by R.
Object number E6379
Painting: Sergeant A Lawrence of the Dumbarton Volunteer Rifle Corps
In 1882, Sergeant Lawrence won the Queen’s Prize at Wimbledon – a top shooting prize.
Object number DUM178
Oil on Canvas - View of the Clyde and Dumbarton Rock
Painted in the 1850s, this oil landscape shows Dumbarton Rock from the south bank of the River Clyde.
Object number DUM373
A brass telescope thought to have belonged to the first lighthouse keeper at Kinnaird Head.
Object number KH213
Pig iron ingot
An iron ‘pig’ or ingot made at Invergarry Furnace.
Object number BON019
This India pattern flintlock musket with a 39-inch barrel can be seen on display at Fort George.
Object number HBM3709
Inchmahome Priory would once have been bathed in a soft glow by lamps such as this one.
Object number INCM015
Bone gaming counter
This bone object is thought to be a playing piece from a Viking board game called Hnefatafl.
Object number DIRL018
Last used in 1929 to fight a fire at Glenlossie Distillery, this fire engine was pulled by a pair of horses.
Object number DHU018
Known as Angus, this gargoyle once acted as a spout to direct rainwater from the roof of Caerlaverock Castle.
Object number CAER/o/1
The slight curve to the back of this medieval panel from Crossraguel Abbey suggests that it was a section of a baptismal font.
Object number CGL/o/1
Twists of paper and metallic threads were used to make the pattern on the lid and sides of this wooden jewellery box.
Object number DUM146
Ochre grinding mortar
Traces of ochre still dot this mortar (grinding vessel) found at Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement on Orkney.
Object number X.HA.28
This bone whistle found at the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae may have been used to make music to attract prey.
Object number X.2017.42.7528
These beads may have been used as a necklace more than 4,500 years ago.
Object number SKB055
Lock and key
Storing gunpowder was a dangerous business.
Object number DUM368
Pictish decoration has been carved into this stone block found in Orkney.
Object number GUR018
This heavy ball was made to be hurled at a castle’s defences from a siege machine known as a trebuchet.
Object number BTH/o/39
A large coke barrow used at Biggar Gasworks, South Lanarkshire, in the mid-20th century.
Object number BG.02.18
Toy soldiers and horses
These wooden toy soldiers and horses were found hidden below flooring at Stirling Castle.
Object number E362