Museums in Stirlingshire

Stirling Castle - Historic Scotland

Stirling Castle
Stirling FK8 1EJ

Without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture. The Great Hall and the Gatehouse of James IV, the marvellous Palace of James V, the Chapel Royal of James VI and the artillery fortifications of the 16th to 18th centuries are all of outstanding interest.

Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Dumbarton Road
Stirling FK8 2RQ

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 and cultural life of its people.