What to Expect

What's On

Your Visit

  • Enter the past as you step into an 18th-century blacksmith’s smiddy, carefully preserved with forge, bellows and anvil, cobbled floor, tools of the trade and beamed ceiling.
  • If you’re lucky to pick a weekend when the blacksmith is at work, observe him fashion ironwork such as fire pokers in the traditional way
  • Watch the film of the Smiddy’s history and the exciting opening day of the Museum
  • Read how the Montgomery family of Strachur developed and maintained the blacksmith service over four generations
  • Browse through the Smiddy’s collection of fascinating artefacts and tools
  • Chat to Smiddy staff about the Smiddy’s story and its place in Strachur’s history
  • Purchase a souvenir such as a horseshoe, or treat yourself to a locally made gift from the craft shop
  • Take advantage of the leaflets and local information on display to enhance your visit to Strachur and the Cowal area
  • You can buy cards, postcards, or photographs with which to remember your visit to Strachur Smiddy Museum