Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Dumbarton Road
Stirling
Stirling and Falkirk
FK8 2RQ
Scotland

Website

www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

E-mail

museum@smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01786 471917

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Founded with the Bequest of Thomas Stuart Smith (1814-1869), the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum opened in 1874.
Built in the Italianate style & designed by John Lessels, the museum stands within its own grounds below Stirling Castle.
The Smith provides Stirling with a museum service and a focus for the historical & cultural life of its people.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.30-17.00
Sun 14.00-17.00

Closed: Mondays

Admission charges

Admission Free

Getting there

From junction 10 on the M9 follow the signs for Stirling Castle which will be on your left. You will pass the museum as you enter the built up area of the city.

Additional info

Bona fide researchers may make appointments to view works or artefacts not on public display.

The original Bequest includes paintings by British & European artists of the 19th centuries, as well as a major collection of works by the founder T.S. Smith.
The fine art collection has been enhanced by gifts, donations & purchases since 1874, and now includes work by Scottish artists from 19th century to the present.
Other aspects of the collection are Scottish & local history, archaeology, costume, numismatics, ethnography & natural history.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Aviation, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order, Literature, Maritime, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Performing Arts, Personalities, Photography, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Sport, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Thomas Stuart Smith (1814-1869): The Pipe of Freedom
  • Johannes Vosterman (1643-1699) : Stirling in the Time of the Stuarts
  • Hugh Howard(1675-1737): Portrait of Arcangelo Corelli
  • Cosmo Alexander (1742-1772): Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds(1723-92): Portrait of Harriet Dutens
  • Collection of English watercolours 18th-19th centuries.
  • Collection of oil studies by Sir George Harvey (1806-1876)
  • Collection of topographical views of Stirling
  • Representative works by the founders of the Scottish School, Glasgow Boys, Cambuskenneth artists and other local artists.
  • Pre-historic whale bones
  • Medieval pottery
  • Rare 15th century Figure of Justice
  • Jacobite collections
  • The Stirling Jug - standard Scots measure
  • Cloak & axe of the Stirling Hangman (19th century)
  • World War 2 Dolls House
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Winter Tales, Ailsa Black

The Art of Ailsa Black

  • 6 December 2014 — 17 January 2015

This Christmas she brings her first major exhibition to the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling.

“Images are created which capture the good things in life: an imaginary captured conversation between a hare and a blackbird; or the quiet stolen moment a man shares with his dog.”
Ailsa Black


The inspiration drawn from her love of the land and sea, animals, birds and people presented in a contemporary and humorous way, make a popular choice as Christmas Gifts.

All art works are for sale, with prices starting at just £69.

www.ailsablack.com

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

Getting there

From junction 10 on the M9 follow the signs for Stirling Castle which will be on your left. You will pass the museum as you enter the built up area of the city.

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