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Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

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“resident cat”(3 reviews)
The admission free Smith Art Gallery and Museum is the idealchoice for exploring the rich cultural history of Stirling, Stirlingshire and the Trossachs. Opened in 1874, at the bequest of artist Thomas Stuart Smith. This purpose built Victorian...more
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40 Albert Place | Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, Scotland
+44 1786 471917
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All reviews worth a visit resident cat nice coffee shop homemade soup interesting exhibits wee gem free entry history of scotland few hours great place to visit pewter oswald collection cafe curling poet axe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely wee museum with very welcoming staff, helpful volunteers and a very friendly old cat 🐱 Garden around the back is worth a little look too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank karengN2723RX
MichaelM20190, collections manager at Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for that comment. Will pass your comments on to the staff.

Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Great Museum to visit with their very own resident Cat! The exhibitions were small however, William Wallace and Scottish culture feature prominently which for my partner and I Stirling is all about. Entrance is free, there is a cafe where you can recharge and replenish...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank A-MK32
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I visited the Art Gallery and Museum for the first time and was quite taken with the content and layout . There is a good educational side for young people and the displays are well set out and interesting . There is a good café...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank craigluscar
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Scottish history. Plenty of artefacts. Dress up and activities for children. Free entry. Nice coffee shop area too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Lovely gallery with very interesting exhibits. At the time of my visit amasing history of Scotland . Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 242douglasc
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Very interesting museum. Lots of history. Great place to take children. Cafe inside the museum. Free parking available. Loved the tapestries done by children years ago. Also great poetry done by children this year.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shirley1482016
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. Bursting with history and art. Fantastic and helpful staff. A wonderful place for all the family. And let's not forget Ozzy the cat, gate keeper and fluffy guardian of the museum. If you haven't visited you are missing out. This is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anthony W
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This wee museum is a gem - it has great exhibition covering everything from the Romans in Scotland, Wallace and Bruce and the Scottish Wars of Independence to later periods of Scottish history, and a wide range of fascinating artefacts. There is a tiny cafe...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Great place to meet and chat and no one hassles you to eat up. food is homemade and delicious, the meat pate salad was a worthy and healthy meal.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Grace M
Reviewed May 20, 2018

The Smith has been an institution in Stirling since I was a boy - I remember being taken there by the Allan's School several times. Having been back home for a visit, we decided to pop in to look at an aerial photography exhibition in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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May 14, 2016|
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Response from trvlhppyscot | Property representative |
Hi visiting museum is admission free. We do charge for special events/lectures etc which can be found on our website
March 11, 2016|
Response from trvlhppyscot | Property representative |
Hi, We have a few things for the children. Our Learning officer has recently created some new quizzes for the children. There are 3 quizzes to suit different age groups up to the age of 11. When they complete them they... More