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We Are Now Open for the Season

Sat & Sun 1-4pm, 24th May - 29th September


Welcome to the Strachur Smiddy & Craft Shop

Here's an idea of what to expect when you visit.

Step back in time as you enter an 18th-century blacksmith’s smiddy, carefully preserved with forge, bellows and anvil, cobbled floor, tools of the trade and beamed ceiling. 

The Strachur Smiddy dates back to at least 1791, and continued as a working Smiddy until 1955. It has since been restored to its original state and now acts as a working museum, with the local blacksmith demonstrating the craft and letting visitors have a go on the giant bellows.

You can browse through the Smiddy’s collection of fascinating artefacts and tools while seeing them being used in real life, or chat to Smiddy staff about the Smiddy’s story and its place in the village's history. There is a well stocked craft shop where you can purchase a wide range of locally made items as well as genuine horseshoes or a fire poker made by the Strachur blacksmith, or treat yourself to one of the beautiful pieces made by our local crafters - see our Craft Shop page.

The museum is accessible for disabled visitors and is available for private hire.

Quonya's Questions: Strachur Smiddy Museum

Think you're strong enough to work here? ?? ??

Posted by Dig It on Sunday, January 21, 2018