We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (53)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“worth a visit”(14 reviews)
“resident cat”(2 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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
40 Albert Place | Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ, Scotland
+44 1786 471917
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Stirling
from $40.64
More Info
from $52.44
More Info
from $64.24
More Info
from $19.67
More Info
Reviews (157)
Filter reviews
144 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews worth a visit resident cat nice coffee shop lovely cafe homemade soup interesting exhibits free entry history of scotland few hours great place to visit pewter oswald oldest collection curling poet axe
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 144 reviews
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
Thank Bev M
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
1  Thank AngrySteve
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Roman invasion. Scotland's struggle for independence. Society - Stocks for 7 people at one time - Execution axe (actual item used to dispatch ...) Founder of Scot.Labour & SNP. First football Ball? 1st western football team to visit and play in Japan - Stirling Albion...Played...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cliffie2018
Reviewed April 14, 2018

The football and curling stone are what draw you in, but the DVD (which is long but worth it if you have the time) is absolutely fascinating, both for the content and for the time that it was made.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank amf1954
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
The Stirling Highland Hotel
2,373 reviews
.19 miles away
Hotel Colessio
938 reviews
.21 miles away
The Portcullis Hotel
214 reviews
.23 miles away
Friars Wynd Hotel
260 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 253 nearby restaurants
The Smithy
301 reviews
.27 miles away
Darnley Coffee House
300 reviews
.21 miles away
Henderson's Bistro
362 reviews
.18 miles away
Brea - Scottish Restaurant
989 reviews
.28 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 140 nearby attractions
The Old Town Jail
410 reviews
.13 miles away
Church of the Holy Rude
381 reviews
.15 miles away
Argyll's Lodging
274 reviews
.22 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Allan W
February 8, 2016|
Response from trvlhppyscot | Property representative |
We are open Tues - Sat 10:30 - 17:00, Sundays 14:00-17:00, CLOSED MONDAY