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Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Museum with potential - but apparently with no money. Interesting collection - unfortunately it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mariusz M
Well laid out museum

I had an hour to spare and decided to dip my toe into Paisley Museum - and very glad I did. It... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Kate Y
Dundee, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum with potential - but apparently with no money. Interesting collection - unfortunately it needs serious refreshing. Art gallery - mostly some kind of playground for kids or empty walls... Worth visiting if you're first time in Paisley, but nothing more.

1  Thank Mariusz M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum. will be closing for renovation in order to better display their paisley shawl collection. very knowledgeable staff, interesting display on weaving and the history of weaving in Paisley. The shawl collection is really lovely.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The volunteer guide at Weaver's Cottage in Kilbarchon suggested this museum would offer an interesting comparison to see how factory weaving differed from in-home weaving. We had some time to kill before our flight out of Glasgow Airport so took a short detour to see...More

1  Thank BethB55
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a complete disaster. The art gallery is closed, and the rets of the museum is in an advanced stage of decay. The so-called 'Paisley shawl' gallery is gloomy, ill-informed (nothing about how Paisley deigns were taken from India), and on the day we...More

1  Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I had an hour to spare and decided to dip my toe into Paisley Museum - and very glad I did. It houses a good exhibition on the history of the town then a fine display of Paisley shawls with their stunning patterns and colours....More

Thank Kate Y
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Travelled to see Monarch of the Glen at Paisley Art Museum. Yes we’ve seen the great beast before in Edinburgh but as he is ‘on tour’ we thought we would pay our respects once again. The museum itself is in need of refurbishment and it...More

1  Thank caribbeanqueen2015
Reviewed 18 February 2018

This is a smallish museum, but with a good set of collections covering everything from art, to natural history, to archaeology, to history. The sections aren't all that large, with each theme mostly covered in a display cabinet or two. It's worth mentioning that the...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Went to see Monarch of the Glen, but disappointed in poor presentation and lack of context. I would recommend waiting until it returns to Edinburgh. Museum has a descent textile section but little else. Shop has Paisley scarves made in China.

1  Thank Scottish-Veggie
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the observatory as an outing for graduate women Scotland (GWS). Matt was a great guide and his knowledge and enthusiasm were key to the success of the tour

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum as friend had visited as a boy. Wanted to see if the stuffed elephant was still there. Sadly it wasn't but a rather motheaten lion resided upstairs. Interesting artefacts and history of museum. Also allowed a tour of the observatory. Closing soon...More

Thank Margot M
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brian e
24 October 2015|
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Sorry I have just been sent your email and it's after 6pm and it will be closed now. Don't know why it has taken so long, been online all day too.