Welcome to Strachur Smiddy
In line with other museums across Scotland, the Strachur Smiddy Museum and Craft Shop will remain closed until it is deemed safe for the volunteers and visitors. Please refer to this page for up to date information on when we are able to open. Thank you for your patience.
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. The museum is also accessible for disabled visitors.
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.