The Shadow in the Gallery Activities Page

It wasn't all mystery and intrigue at the Victorian Smith Institute - there was always room for leisuretime activities too.  This page contains some fun and games with a Smith-themed twist, including a range of different activities to suit every taste.

Smith Institute Cross-Stitch Pattern

If you enjoy cross-stitching, why not download this free Stirling Smith cross-stitch pattern?  It's designed for use with embroidery threads (a colour chart is supplied below), and when crafted it creates a colourful image of the front portico of the Smith Institute - now the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum.  The various parts are supplied as Adobe PDF files, for ease of printing.  If you're under 12 years of age, you should ask an adult to help with the stitching.

Victorian Christmas Recipes

In The Shadow in the Gallery, the Croall family have prepared a veritable banquet of Victorian festive finery to entertain their guests at the Smith Institute.  Nobody enjoyed their Christmas culinary favourites more than the Victorians, which is why a number of websites around the Internet have gathered together nineteenth century recipes so that you too can recreate a seasonal feast.  Why not take a look and see what different kinds of food were gracing the dinner table during a traditional Victorian Christmas?
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Victorian Parlour Games

No Victorian Christmas dinner would be complete without parlour games afterwords.  These were group games that all the family could participate in, and offered people a way to enjoy the company of relatives and friends over the festive season.  Here are a few websites which explain a bit more about the games that Victorians liked to play, and what was involved in them:
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Historical and Travel Guides to Stirling

Stirling is one of Scotland's most historical cities, with a heritage spanning many hundreds of years.  If you are planning to visit the city, or would just like to find out more about what's on offer in this vibrant and ancient burgh, here are a few links to websites with information about all of the places and attractions that you can expect to find there:

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