Welcome to the Strachur Smiddy
The Smiddy is now closed for the winter. We hope to open from Easter 2021. Here's an idea of what to expect when we re-open.
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 repaired and restored to its original state and now acts as a working museum with regular weekend demonstrations and a well-stocked craft shop.
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 genuine horseshoe, a fire poker made by the Strachur blacksmith, or treat yourself to a locally made gift from the craft shop.
The museum is accessible for disabled visitors.