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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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10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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I enjoyed my free of charge visit. The museum was very interesting. The art gallery was very good with some very good exhibits

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Karen S
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my free of charge visit. The museum was very interesting. The art gallery was very good with some very good exhibits

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orkney
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

very intreasting craft secttion showing wood working /pewter sewing tools etc. nice little cafe on the premise nice for a wonder around

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Bannockburn, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Only started going to The Smith a couple of years ago but wish we'd done so much sooner. Brilliant wee museum/gallery which covers lots of Stirling/local history, some of it still memorable to us 40-something's! They often do special "focus" events, so join their FB or check the web pages. Nice wee cafe, basic, but does a turn, lovely gardens... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not only does The Smith hold fascinating exhibitions but it is also a superb community resource. I have enjoyed many informative events by organisations like Stirling Literacy Group, Natural History, visiting performers such as Masii Warriors and a good cup of tea. Well worth a visit whether you are local or a visitor to Stirling

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a pleasure it was to see this little gem. I did not even know it was there until recently.This is a real break from the usual places to visit. A beautiful building within minutes of Stirling town centre giving local history, exhibitions and great space for meetings for business or pleasure. The staff are patient and very knowledgeable, this... More 

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

Thank you for your kind and positive review. We look forward to enchanting you again in the future. Kind regards More 

Seafield
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Wow. This is one of those places we need to treasure and keep alive. In a world where mediocrity is celebrated 'if it looks good' and where it seems that everything has to be standardised and fit the same template, the Stirling Smith is a precious nugget whose beauty lies in its eclecticism. So many wonderful things to see on... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This attraction is distinctly average. It is a middle of the road provincial museum, with a few interesting exhibits, but could be better presented. The Art collection is decidedly disappointing and there are only a handful of paintings on display

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

Thanks for your review, We appreciate honesty in all its forms and it helps us forward plan for the future as we work towards a full refit. We are rather proud of our little museum it is independent and a charitable trust. So as you can imagine we work hard under difficult conditions. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Newest addition to collection is lots of cabinets filled with pewter plates. This did not fire my I imagination but can appreciate that some people must find it fascinating. The whole gallery was extremely hot with some kind of blown heating so we could not linger over the other exhibits

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

Hi Catriona, Thanks for your review. I'm really sorry about the issues with the heating we are working on a replacement. The Neish collection of British Pewter was amalgamated into the Museum from its standalone building in 201/13 to reduce costs as you said it is not to everyones tastes and as a museum we do our best to cater... More 

Buckinghamshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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 

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