Looking to broaden your horizons with some local art and culture? When you visit us in Dunblane, there are plenty of galleries, museums and attractions nearby that offer an eclectic culture fix.
We’ve compiled some of the top exhibitions, events and places to visit for art, culture and history, taking place in the coming weeks and months.
Art and Soul Exhibition
This exploration of visual art showcases 3D pieces and contemporary art in the Tolbooth in Stirling. Entry to the exhibition is free and is open 10am to 6pm (Tuesday – Saturday).
When? Sat 16th April – Sat 7th May 2016
Where? Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling
Stirling Libraries Book Festival: Off the Page
This year will see the return of the 11thOff the Page Stirling Libraries Book Festival. The festival features an interesting range of events and programmes in Stirling and surrounding areas, with special guests including Gregor Fisher, Chris Townsend, Melanie Reid and more. There will be kids’ workshops, draw-along events, story and craft sessions, and much more.
When? Thu 5th May – Mon 16th May
Where? Various locations
20th Century Art in the Smith Collections
Head to the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum to peruse Stirling-focused 20th century art by renowned artists such as Helen Flockhart, Nellie Harvey, John Munnoch, Sir D. Y. Cameron and many more. Witness more than a hundred years of changing style and subject matter, from the Battle of Bannockburn to personal portraits.
For more information, visit the gallery’s website.
When? Thu 4th February – Sun 14th August
Where? Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Dumbarton Road, Stirling
This impressive historical building is over 700 years old and is Scotland’s largest and oldest keep. It was the ancestral home of the Erskine family and the walls of the medieval tower hold some amazing stories and secrets. Explore four floors, a dungeon and gardens filled with incredible artworks, silverware, china, period costumes and furnishings.
1 Parent: £11.50
When? Open most days, 12pm – 5pm
Where? Alloa Tower, Alloa Park, Alloa
Situated in a beautiful park and garden, Callendar House has housed great historical figures, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Costumed actors bring historical scenes to life, while the 19th century kitchen lets you sample authentic Georgian cuisine as ‘staff’ go about their daily chores. Interactive and interesting!
Admission is free.
When? The house is open year-round, Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm & Sun 2pm – 5pm
Where? Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk
With a prime location in the heart of the beautiful town of Dunblane, DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro is an excellent base for exploring further afield into Stirling, Falkirk and Alloa.