Art & Objects

The Collection

The Smith is home to over 60,000 artworks and objects spanning over 10,000 years of Stirling’s history.

We’re working hard to digitise our collections so that you can explore them online. New entries are consistently being added, featuring object descriptions and images. Below you can browse some of the amazing objects that have been digitised so far.

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Art Collection

Our fine art collection was once the personal collection of the museum’s founder, the artist Thomas Stuart Smith. Smith generously bequeathed his own artwork, his personal collection, and the money to create what is now The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum.

Today our collection is diverse and includes artwork from across Europe, as well as local scenes and artwork by Stirling artists.

Explore more than 1,200 artworks from our collection via Art UK below.
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Featured Objects

The story of Stirling is central to the development of Scotland and is embodied in the rich collections which are cared for by the museum today. This is a story of social justice and freedom, of innovation and ideas, of outreach and exploration.

Take a closer look at some of the highlights from our collection below.

Collection Enquiries

Our collections enquiry service is currently suspended - we are sorry for any inconvenience.

If you have a question about our collection you can contact the collections team below. Please note we do not provide valuations for items and we do not offer an identification service.

Once you have made an enquiry, we will give you an answer as soon as we can. We are a very small team, we appreciate your patience.

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