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Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, Scotland
01786 471917
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Ranked #6 of 20 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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Ayrshire, Scotland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Informative, fun, welcoming! Spent the day here at a conference and took the opportunity at breaks to look around. Really interesting displays and exhibitions suitable for adults and children - the Story of Stirling, Hugh Green, the forgotten artist and my personal favourite Remember Bannockburn - complete with Robert the Bruce, his entourage and a replica of the throne courtesy... More

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

Hi Bettsk Thank you so much for the positive review, I'm so glad you found our current exhibitions interesting and enjoyed the surprise vist by King Robert the Bruce and the Strathleven Artizans. If have any images please load them up to trip advisor for all to see. We look forward to seeing you back in the Smith again soon. More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We all enjoyed this museum. From our 4 year old, who could spend some time coloring pictures provided by the museum, to the older kids, who enjoyed trying on many of the dress up old-fashioned costumes. There was a truly fascinating collection of objects. From hundreds of years ago, to items from last century, this was a fun place t... More

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North East
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Free museum on one of roads out of Stirling. Great little museum with a potted history of Stirling and the area. Good exhibition on Bannockburn when we were there.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
68 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A little out of the main old town but only a 10 minute walk along and down Back Lane - alongside the Highland Hotel. There was an interesting permanent display room about Stirling and an exhibition about Bannochburn. Worth a visit to this small museum for up to an hour. Didn't get chance to sample the café.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I really love this museum. Being fairly local, I didn't take notice of museums in my own city until I had guests to take with. The Stirling Smith is a welcoming museum with mostly local based artifacts. The staff were lovely (as was the museum's cat!) And my little boy and I were welcomed in. The tea room was nice... More

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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A lot can be learned about Scottish history from this museum but it is small and the exhibits are almost crude. It is free however and very central so give it a try.

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

Hi there, thanks for the review, We are glad you have found lots to learn about Scottish history with us. And we take on aboard your comments about the displays being a little tired and crude, as you will know we are a free museum and like most museums we are working under tight financial constraints which are currently limiting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is small but quite complete for a local museum. Gave us a good look at the historic events the area. Nice lunch spot also.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again soon. As our exhibitions often change and there's always something new to see. With thanks, The Stirling Smith Team More

Dunedin, Florida
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180 reviews 180 reviews
96 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, and your kind words. We think you are correct we need a facelift, and are working hard to raise the funds to do this. And it is great that you come and support us by visiting regularly. With Thanks The Stirling Smith Team. More

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