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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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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Delightful Local Gem

Great wee museum with free entry. An amazing variety of artefacts of historical significance to Stirling are crammed in to the main hall. Regular visiting displays and occasional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PaddyDiver
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Stirling,Scotland
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Stirling,Scotland
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great wee museum with free entry. An amazing variety of artefacts of historical significance to Stirling are crammed in to the main hall. Regular visiting displays and occasional lectures in the small theatre. Decent cafe available on site too.

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Thank PaddyDiver
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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428 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here for an evening lecture organised by the Stirling Literary Society that I came across on the web but could find no details of on the somewhat confusing official websites, etc thrown up by the search engine. I phoned the museum and spoke to a person with a strong a non-UK accent and I just could not make... More 

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

Thank you for your honest review of the Smith it is always appreciated. And thank you for recognising the financial difficulty our charity is facing. I will respond to each of your points. The event was held by the Stirling Literary Society and this is where the event will have been advertised. This Smith focuses on advertising its own event... More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Lovely Victorian building, holding many local and Scottish artefacts. Often has exhibitions of local artists and sculpture. Have visited often and always see something new, + see old favourites. Highy recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This small museum was well laid out, well presented and informative. I was fortunate to visit while there was a special exhibition relating to 100 local men who fought in World War I, which was curated by a German history student. Pop some cash in the donation box to help the local community keep up the good work in Stirling.

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

Thanks you for reviewing us. We really enjoy working with our Interns and volunteers to tackle emotive subjects and we are glad to have this recognised by our visitors.. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

a smallish intimate museum just away from the hurley-burley: park on site, excellent cafe for light meals, and great things to see - the first football, first curling stone , table from coal,four centuries of pewter, historic items old and modern, and surprises around every corner- even that foot x-ray machine of 1950's books and cards to buy ,too

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1 Thank johnnymp
Michelle C, adminsistrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed our range of exhibits and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The people of Stirling should be justly proud of this museum. There are so many interesting artefacts and varying exhibitions throughout the year. Watch out for a selection of events which are suitable for families. Great wee tearoom for snacks and light lunches. A great meeting place

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1 Thank Dianne S
Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Fab review, we loved it so much we tweeted it. Thanks More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A surprisingly interesting museum which has not received the publicity it deserves. There are some fascinating exhibits and apparently well received special exhibitions at times.

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1 Thank Bigb473
Michelle C, Administrator at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review - we have been working hard to raise awareness of the museum, and its great to that people take the time to review us as it helps us. More 

Kornwestheim
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This museum has a certain charm about it, with a relaxed atmosphere (including cat). Lurking in a large room beyond the famous football is an interesting and suprisingly large exhibition on the history of Stirling. After this, we enjoyed a snack at the cafe, which offers a good choice of food and drinks at very reasonable prices, served by friendly... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We aim to deliver a imformative and enjoyable visit for all our guests and it is good to hear that we have succeeded. Many thanks More 

Stirling
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Smith art gallery is a hidden gem of stirling. A few minutes walk from the main street it's hidden away just down from the Albert Hall. Lots of interesting displays and exhibitions here. Also some old outfits that you can try on which is lots of fun. Great little cafe too. Surprisingly it's free in and relies on donations (although... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Yes we still a free venue, and although donations are very welocme, they are not required. We are glad you found us, and we are continuing to working hard to make our little gem shine. More 

Llangollen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Gem of an art gallery and museum. Wonderful art and all for free, although donations are gratefully received.

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

Thank you for your visit and your kind and positive review. More 

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