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Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Open today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great wee museum

This wee museum is a gem - it has great exhibition covering everything from the Romans in Scotland... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bev M
Kinross, United Kingdom
Lovely friendly cafe

Great place to meet and chat and no one hassles you to eat up. food is homemade and delicious, the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Grace M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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The admission free Smith Art Gallery and Museum is the idealchoice for exploring the rich cultural history of Stirling, Stirlingshire and the Trossachs. Opened in 1874, at the bequest of artist Thomas Stuart Smith. This purpose built Victorian...more
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40 Albert Place | Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, Scotland
+44 1786 471917
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This wee museum is a gem - it has great exhibition covering everything from the Romans in Scotland, Wallace and Bruce and the Scottish Wars of Independence to later periods of Scottish history, and a wide range of fascinating artefacts. There is a tiny cafe...More

Thank Bev M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to meet and chat and no one hassles you to eat up. food is homemade and delicious, the meat pate salad was a worthy and healthy meal.

Thank Grace M
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The Smith has been an institution in Stirling since I was a boy - I remember being taken there by the Allan's School several times. Having been back home for a visit, we decided to pop in to look at an aerial photography exhibition in...More

1  Thank AngrySteve
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Roman invasion. Scotland's struggle for independence. Society - Stocks for 7 people at one time - Execution axe (actual item used to dispatch ...) Founder of Scot.Labour & SNP. First football Ball? 1st western football team to visit and play in Japan - Stirling Albion...Played...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The football and curling stone are what draw you in, but the DVD (which is long but worth it if you have the time) is absolutely fascinating, both for the content and for the time that it was made.

Thank amf1954
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Very interesting regarding the history of Stirling. Small museum but with no shortage of exhibits. And the local Embroiderers' Guild had their annual exhibition when we were there. Lovely work! Would also strongly recommend the small coffee shop attached to the museum. I had a...More

Thank Evelyn L
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Stirling Smith Gallery and Museum is one of the must visit places in Stirling. It has a small but very interesting museum with lots of interesting artefacts dating from Neolithic times to the present. One of the most interesting items is a window from...More

Thank sgtn22
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Great display of local and national history. Also has various local display from local organisations throughout the year. Good tearoom also!

Thank rabhrab
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Smith has the feel of an 'old school' museum and gallery with real mix of exhibits. It's fairly central and free and worth a visit if you're in Stirling, perfect on a wet day to keep the kids occupied for an hour or so....More

1  Thank Kniv369
Michael M, Manager at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your review. We try and keep the museum different from many other new museum developments. I will pass on your comment to the education service.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have been visiting the Smith for over fifty years - since I was at school in Stirling. It was always a classy wee Museum, punching above its weight, but it seems to me that it goes on improving over the years. No matter what...More

Thank Rosiemee
Michael M, Manager at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you so much for this review. We try hard to make the museum a joyful place and put the collections withing reach of our visitors. Hopefully in the future we can make it even better.

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14 May 2016|
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Response from trvlhppyscot | Property representative |
Hi visiting museum is admission free. We do charge for special events/lectures etc which can be found on our website
11 March 2016|
Response from trvlhppyscot | Property representative |
Hi, We have a few things for the children. Our Learning officer has recently created some new quizzes for the children. There are 3 quizzes to suit different age groups up to the age of 11. When they complete them they... More
Allan W
8 February 2016|
Response from trvlhppyscot | Property representative |
We are open Tues - Sat 10:30 - 17:00, Sundays 14:00-17:00, CLOSED MONDAY