Plan your visit

Getting here

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum can be found at 40 Albert Place, FK8 2RQ. The museum is free to visit.

The Smith Cafe

The Smith Café is a small, locally-owned eatery, serving a variety of foods, beverages, and cakes. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Opening hours are Monday – Saturday 10:00 –16:00 and Sunday 10:00 - 15:00. Please note the café and museum opening times differ. For café enquiries please call 01786 471917
the Garden at the Smith

The Garden

Ailie's Garden, opened in 2002, is a biodiversity garden situated in the Smith grounds, behind the museum building. It is a haven of peace and tranquillity, as well as an educational and demonstration area. It is named after Ailie MacLaurin (1913-2000) whose parents founded the Stirling Homesteads and who was a stalwart of the Friends of the Stirling Smith’s Plant Sale for many years.

The garden has been developed to encourage wildlife, showing the different Scottish habitats (woodland, woodland edge, upland, wetland and hedgerow) and incorporating a small kitchen garden compost demonstration area. There is a Willow Garden; a Xylophone made from a 40-year-old branch of a coppiced sycamore from a 300-year-old tree in the Cults Hill Wood in Fife; a mosaic ‘pond’ and a mosaic path; the Balfron Bench and the Wolf Stone. All of these have connections with the Stirling area.

The Friends of the Stirling Smith raised the original funds to create the garden and now share responsibility for its ongoing maintenance and development.

The garden is accessible during museum opening hours.

Accessibility & facilities

Wheelchair Access

Accessible Toilet

Seating throughout

Car Parking

Toilet facilties

Baby change facilities


Bike Rack

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