Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum was opened in 1871 and the building was designed by Glasgow architect John Honeyman. It was paid for by Sir Peter Coats, who belonged to the famous Coats thread manufacturing family.

The museum displays many treasures, including Ancient Egyptian artefacts, ceramics, paintings and sculptures. The museum’s star pieces however, are The Arbuthnott Missal and the Paisley Shawl collection.

Paisley Museum is also home to the oldest public observatory in Scotland, Coats Observatory. It was opened in 1883 and has recently had installed a state-of-the-art digital planetarium, which lets visitors study the night sky in the comfort of their own chair.

Visit the museum shop, where you can treat yourself to a souvenir to remember your day at the museum. Choose from museum souvenirs, Paisley shawls, old Paisley photographic souvenirs, Ness giftware and the ever popular Paisley Original range.

Address: High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BA
Tel: 0300 300 1210
Opening hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 Sunday 14:00 - 17:00