Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Smith Art Gallery & Museum
Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2RQ
  • Telephone 01786 471917
  • Opening times Tue–Sat 10.30am–5pm; Sun 2–5pm; closed Mon.
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Smith Art Gallery & Museum

The collections of the Stirling Smith reflect the history, natural history, heritage and culture of the Stirling area.

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum opened as the Smith Institute in 1874 with a bequest from artist and collector Thomas Stuart Smith (c1815–1869). It is a focus for the history and material culture of the Stirling area, and is managed by a board of Trustees. It is funded by Stirling Council with help from the business community and the 700- strong Friends of the Smith.

Scottish history collections, fine art and archaeology are used in the main display called ‘The Stirling Story’ which explores the history of the town over the past Millennium.

A changing programme of temporary exhibitions on a range of subjects and media, together with lunchtime talks and other events contribute to make the Smith a lively and welcoming visitor attraction.

Other facilities include a café, shop, lecture and conference room, and a biodiversity garden. Free admission, car park and access for wheelchair users.

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  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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Dr Maureen Farrell: Good neighbours, beasties and bogles: celebrating non-humans in Scottish children's literature

Dr Farrell explores examples of the supernatural from Scottish children's literature and their effect on the human protagonists.

Mon 20 Nov

£5–£7 Tickets available at the door. Admission price includes refreshments. / 01786 471917

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Professor Fred Freeman: Poetry and Song Gang Thegither

Professor Freeman, Visiting Professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, investigates the Scots tradition of poetry and song across the centuries and 'the constant fruitful cross-fertilisation in the fields of literature and folk poetry in the Scottish cultural tradition'. Hosted by Stirling Literary Society.

Mon 19 Feb 2018

£5–£7 Tickets available at the door. Admission price includes refreshments. / 01786 471917

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Kirsty Gunn: Caroline's Bikini

Author of the brilliantly successful novel, The Big Music, Professor Gunn discusses her new novel, which is due for release in March 2018.

Mon 19 Mar 2018

£5–£7 / 01786 471917

  • 19:30 – 20:30

The Songs of Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne

Nicola Cowmeadow and Syde House MBE present a discussion about the works of Lady Nairne.

Mon 18 Dec

Times to be confirmed / £5–£7 / 01786 471917

The SSBA Second Annual Exhibition – The Colours of Nature.

Botanical art featuring paintings by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists.

Wed 18 Oct

Free / 01786 471917

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Thu 19 Oct

Free / 01786 471917

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 20 Oct

Free / 01786 471917

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 22 Oct

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