The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

A true hidden gem, the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is home to amazing art and historic artefacts, from ancient tools and jewellery to breath-taking depictions of famous battles and historic figures – they even have the world’s oldest football and curling stone! A great place to spend the afternoon for art lovers, history enthusiasts and sports fans alike, with new exhibitions running year-round, you can always find something new here. Admission is free so explore to your heart’s content without worrying about the cost, and make sure you say hello to Oswald Clingan, the museum cat while you’re there!

Why should I visit the Stirling Smith Gallery & Museum?

If you're looking for a fascinating and free indoor activity where you can get to know Stirling better, this is the place to go! With tons of art and artefacts directly linked to Stirling's rich history in their collection, you're sure to learn something new while you're here.

They also have a great wee café and friendly staff to make your time there more comfortable. Be sure to visit their biodiversity garden as well as The Cunninghame Graham Library, devoted to the Scottish writer Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham.

  • Open Thursday to Sunday from 11 am-4 pm
  • The cafe is open Thursday-Sunday 11 am-3 pm

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