Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

You haven't seen Stirling until you have seen 'The Smith' - It's the soul of Stirling.

The Stirling Smith is the home of a significant collection of rare and unique artefacts, spanning centuries of Scottish, British and World history.  The collection is managed by the Smith's three full-time curatorial staff, and contains many remarkable objects, including a great many items of interest from the worlds of social history, ethnography, women's history, natural history, and fine art.

The Smith holds one of the most important collections in Scotland, and the exhibits which are on display are visited by guests from all over the world. The Stirling Story is a permanent exhibition, which recounts the history of the city of Stirling from its earliest origins through to present day. The Stirling Story has many important objects from Stirling's past and present in the displays, and additions are made on a regular basis.  Here can be discovered the works of Christian Maclagan, Britain's first female archaeologist, the striking artwork of Joseph Denovan Adam, artefacts from the Stirling Guildry and Seven Incorporated Trades of Stirling, marble busts of local people, and a great many more items, both unique and ordinary.

The Stirling Smith is also home to the world's oldest football and curling stone.

  • Cafe 
  • Shop
  • Gardens
  • Picnic Area

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday: 10.30am to 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm

Free admission and parking

Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions:

Treasures of the Smith

26 June - 6 August

Gallery 2

A look at some of the great works in the Smith collections


Click here for a history of the Stirling Smith