Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum
4.5
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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 museum and art gallery houses over 40,000 objects and artworks which celebrate the people, heritage and culture, which makde Stirling the heart of Scotland. Galleries 1 & 2: are home to our temporary exhibitions. These include the annual Summer exhibition from the Smith’s own collections. Gallery 3: The Stirling Story Start your Journey with pre-historic whale bones, bronze- age cists and Roman pottery. Learn about William Wallace, King Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Independence Discover how Scottish democracy was founded in the streets of Stirling Find the world’s oldest football – did it really belong to Mary Queen of Scots? Pick a Trade, learn about the 7 Incorporated Trades, the Polmaise Miners and the 1984/85 strike What did a WWII prisoner of war Nissan hut look like inside? Drop by the Hayes Music, shop front, do you recognise any of the records? All the family can dress up in costume as they explore the galleries. Colouring and brass rubbing stations for the children. Events: The Smith runs a wide and varied event programme from children's events to talks and lectures which accompany the exhibitions on show. Ailie’s Garden: The Building is sited within a 2 acre biodiversity garden which is perfect for picnics and to let the children burn off all their energy while trying to master some of the outdoor musical instruments. The garden is also home to outdoor exhibits such as the Gilbert and Sullivan Gate The Gallery Cafe: Serves light lunches and refreshments in the bright and airy Gallery 1. Booking is not required.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Mansfield, UK33 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Great little gem in beautiful Stirling. A great variety of pieces giving you a great insight in Scottish artists and history of Stirling.
Sweet little cafe with friendly staff
Written 3 November 2023
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Kirkcaldy, UK5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Really enjoyed our trip there really underrated place, so many historical pieces I didn’t realise were kept there all though some things could have been slightly upgraded definitely worth a visit especially as is free
Written 9 October 2023
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Brianthelion
Birmingham, UK2,427 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Fabulous building, nice garden, good cafe and lots of really interesting art and exhibits.
Interesting travellers exhibition whilst I was there and really good chatting to the lady making paper flowers.
A further interesting chat with another lady who had several items usually in storage on display.
The pride of all concerned stood out for me.
Highly recommended.
Written 20 June 2023
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Jan S
Leeds UK171 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Excellent small gallery, wonderful cafe, and interesting small museum detailing highlights in Stirling's history.
Written 25 April 2023
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Connor M
Glasgow, UK215 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I enjoyed myself and saw some really nice exhibits. Very relaxing and soothing experience. I would have liked more though overall but still a pleasant time.
Written 2 April 2023
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Fiona D
Stirling, UK3 contributions
Dec 2022
We popped in as a large group, 4 adults, 3 kids, and a dog with us. The staff were lovely and helpful in finding us a table. Local art was on display with books and postcards to buy. We all ordered sandwiches and coffees. Took a little while to come but we didn't mind, the sandwiches and soup were delicious all freshly made and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Kids had toast and beans which was a steal at just £2.50. Once we had eaten we took a look round the museum, easily spent at least 2 hrs all in all.
Very reasonably priced and terrific atmosphere.
Written 13 March 2023
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Derek S
Portsmouth, UK21 contributions
Oct 2022
Had a Sunday afternoon free so thought we’d give it a try.
Well worth the visit, enjoyed the mix of art and museum.
Written 15 November 2022
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WatsonBell
Sydney, Australia86 contributions
Sep 2022
this is a small museum in Stirling, with history of the city and more about the people. not a big place to look round but it is free if you have an hour to spare.
Written 24 October 2022
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Emma S
Glasson Dock, UK375 contributions
Jul 2022
This museum is free entry. It has a cute little cafe with tasty cakes and drinks. There is a large exhibition on the history of Stirling which is informative as well as art galleries. It is a little walk out of town but its good for free entry.
Written 31 July 2022
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sharron
Newark-on-Trent, UK18 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We had a short but very enjoyable visit to the museum. It was choc-a-block full of the most interesting objects. Very interesting.
Written 23 July 2022
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