Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum


Dumbarton Road, Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8 2RQ

    Welcome to Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, we are a free attraction with 2 exhibition galleries, museum cafe and our own garden perfect for picnics and playing. Also home to Oswald the Museum Cat!

    The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is an admission free museum in the City of Stirling.

    Opening in 1874 with a bequest from artist and collector T S Smith (c1815-1869), the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is the focus for the history and material culture of the Stirling area.


    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 serving lunches and light refreshments, shop, lecture and conference room, and a biodiversity garden. Free admission, car park and access for wheelchair users.

    3 Museum
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2016
    3 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 10:30 17:00
    Wednesday 10:30 17:00
    Thursday 10:30 17:00
    Friday 10:30 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday 14:00 17:00


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card


    • Coach Parking Off-site / street No Parking available on site for Coaches
    • Free Parking On-Site Car park barrier lifts on approach, exit by token collected from Reception
    • Park and Ride
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area There is an area for children to dress up and colour in pictures. We also have areas in the museum where children can do their own brass rubbings.
    • Outdoor Play Area There is an unattended outdoor garden for children to play in.


    • Hearing Loop The is an audio loop system fitted in the lecture theatre for lectures and events.
    • Level Access There is currently a ramp access to the side of the building and a wheelchair lift in the main entrance.
    • Picnic Area


    • City Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    From the town centre: We are 200 yards past the Albert Hall on Dumbarton Road.

    From outside Stirling: At Junction 10 on the M9, follow the signs to Stirling Town Centre. Turn right past two schools, along Raploch Road. Turn left into Dumbarton Road at the roundabout; the Smith is the second building on the left.

    Public Transport Directions

    The Castleview Park and Ride stops directly outside the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum on Dumbarton Road.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • There is a lift

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the steps


    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
      • These are freely available
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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