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Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Address: Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 471917
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Ranked #8 of 21 Attractions in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Stirling Smith is a combined art gallery and museum which is free to all visitors. If your...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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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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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Stirling, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 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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Grande Prairie, Canada
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11 reviews 11 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Corona, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a beautiful church and lovely grounds. This is just down the hill from the castle. We left our car parked at the castle and visited the church and down into town.

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

Thank you for your review, unfotunately we are not a church, but the museum and art gallery on Dumbarton Road. I think you visited the church of the Holy Rude http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g191266-d534366-Reviews-Church_of_the_Holy_Rude-Stirling_Scotland.html Which is in deed a beautiful church with outstanding stained glass windows. With thanks Admin More 

Ayrshire, Scotland
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
73 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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