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Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, Scotland
01786 471917
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Smith art gallery and museum is an absolute gem. It is Stirling's local museum and has a permanent exhibition covering the Stirling story. It... more »
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A beautiful building with a small carpark, didn't look very big but going in was bright and airy with lots of Art and historical artifacts. Innovative display cabinets and drawers for the vast, very impressive pewter collection. Lots to see, child friendly - including dress-up, and when you need a break, has facilities including a cafe serving homemade goods at... More

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Dunedin, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Interestingly, in Scotland, it is the custom for a museum to have both art and history (including natural history) exhibits. This museum has a magnificent antique pewter collection and paintings by prominent Scottish artists thru the ages. The Smith sent an exhibit about the Battle of Bannockburn to Dunedin Fl in Spring 2014. We were there for the opening of... More

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larbert
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

A great place to go to and I go on a regular basis. There are some good displays but some of the areas need a bit of a facelift and there are some makeweight displays. All that said it is good to visit for an hour or two and there are several points of interest along with special displays at... More

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Scotland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Periodic topical art works in the first gallery are excellent and very well presented. The museum has many interesting displays with local relevance such as the first football and a video loop of old Stirling. Kids can dress up and do brass rubbings. A fine cafe for light snacks.

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Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Saw the sign for the Bannockburn 700 exhibition so walked along to find out more. What I discovered was one of the best small museums I have visited. Well laid out and a good introduction to the local area.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Love a trip to the Smith Art Gallery. Fab for all hte family and th fantastic coffee shop is an added bonus

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Ross-shire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A good place to visit when you have an hour to spare. Entry is free though you can make a donation is you felt inclined to do so but it is not compulsory. A welcome greeting and explanation of what is where. The exhibits are good and clearly labelled and part of the exhibition changes from time to time. The... More

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If I had to choose an alternative place to live in Scotland, then Stirling would be my choice of destination. Visited Stirling Castle in the past but never ventured beyond the battlement walls so it was only a matter of time before finding a reason to go back to the " Gateway of the Highlands " says the travel to... More

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Ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We arrived at this little place a bit late in the day (after getting lost) They were just about to close up for the day but the gallery staff let us in for a quick look around while they were cleaning up for the day. We very quickly took a look around and upon leaving were directed to the garden... More

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United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Smith Museum is a lovely small museum with a very eclectic collection of local artifacts. There is a very good collection of pewter recently donated to the museum, the oldest football in the world and many more exhibits worth taking the time to read about. There are often temporary exhibitions and when we were there the Embroiderer's Guild had... More

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