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Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

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Address: Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 471917
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Description: The Stirling Smith is a combined art gallery and museum which is free to...
The Stirling Smith is a combined art gallery and museum which is free to all visitors. If your looking for the history of Stirlingshire through the ages, Royal connections and of course the world's oldest football then The Smith is the place for you. Love Art? We have a large collection which is shown alongside exhibitons from both local and international artists. Our display changes regularly so there's always something new!
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PETER YATES EXHIBITION AND A GREAT PEWTER COLLECTION , BOTH A MUST SEE.

I was lucky eough to visit the above gallery this last week. Firstly i have to say the gentlemen , (Porter?) on the front desk was very helpful, and eager to help , explaining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I was lucky eough to visit the above gallery this last week. Firstly i have to say the gentlemen , (Porter?) on the front desk was very helpful, and eager to help , explaining what was where and what was on . I firstly viewed the Standing stone photographs near to the cffee shop, then moved on to an exhibition... More 

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Review like this make us smile, because we know we are getting it right. We are glad you had such a positive experience and I remember you chatting with Peter while we were arranging the flowers for the opening. And it was good you joined us at the opening too. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

What a hidden gem. Visited with 3 year old who loved it -dressing up, colouring, perfect! Fantastic young man on desk who was informative and helpful. Lovely cafe with fab service. Our new local favourite on a rainy afternoon!

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

We are trying really hard to stop being hidden so thank you for leaving a review and spreading the word. We like being a gem though :) thank you for your positive feedback. More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went here with my parents and my kiddies for a wee day out. we all loved it. there was loads to see and the staff were fab. there was a treasure hunt for the kids and they had to identify specific objects in the museum. all toped off with a cuppa and cake in the cafe.

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

We love having kids in the museum, after all they are our curators of the future. We hope you will all be back soon! More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A small museum with changing exhibits. Quiet and peaceful with helpful guide in attendance. Pleasant cafe and a few books on sale.

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. And hope to see you again soon. More 

Kippen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not been in for a year or so but this really is a wee hidden gem of a museum with great little exhibitions and displays. Also has a lovely wee café. Well worth a visit every now and then.

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Its nice to have you back to the Smith and thank you for leaving a review. Our exhibitions change regularly so keep coming back! . More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Variety of art exhibits and local artifacts. This was a nice side-stop on a rainy day in Stirling. Friendly staff.

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we appreciate you taking the time to help our visitors find out more about us. More 

York, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

An eclectic collection of artifacts amassed by Mr Smith and local history. Essentially a small local museum-plus. Worth a visit if you're near the castle, set aside an hour or so.

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thnks for taking the time give us a review. Thomas Stuart Smith bequest the money to build the then named Smith Institute to house his art collection for the people of Stirling it has over the past 140 year grown to house a vast social history collection which is as you say eclectic. And you should see what is housed... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Stirling's museum and art gallery does an excellent job of telling Stirling's story through the ages using a wide range of artefacts. It's a great place to dip into, but there's so much stuff in a relatively small area that trying to do the museum justice in one go could give you a serious headache. I've ticked 1-2 hours, but... More 

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Wow what a kind comprehensive review! Thank you! More 

Grande Prairie, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The cosy little museum has artifacts from every important era in Stirling's history. I appreciated the artwork and the modern works of art they were preparing--quilts!! Amazing!

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Smith, many of our displays change every 6 weeks so keep popping back to see the new exhibitions. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Bannockburn display was first rate. However the main room is just a mess. It looks like it has not been updated in the past twenty years. The wonderful collection of pewter is just dumped at the back. What a pity!

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Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Smith, you are quite correct we need updating, and are working very hard to design and fundraise and revamp the entire building. We have recently fundraise and replaced the roof. We are really glad you enjoyed the Bannockburn exhibition, it just shows what we can do with a little extra funding!... More 

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