Paisley Museum

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Contact Information

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA
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Opening Hours

Mondays: Closed
Wednesdays: 11am - 4pm
Fridays: 11am - 4pm
Sundays: 2pm - 5pm
Tuesdays: 11am - 4pm
Thursdays: 11am - 4pm
Saturdays: 11am - 4pm
Public Holidays (excluding Christmas and New Year): 11am – 4pm
Paisley Museum
About Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Ancient Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage.

Among our treasures, pride of place goes to The Arbuthnott Missal, a rare medieval manuscript and one of only a few that survived the Reformation in Scotland to reminders of Paisleys industrial past and natural heritage, our unique textile collection and not forgetting our much loved ‘Buddy’ the lion!

The Art Galleries at Paisley Museum are used year round for exhibitions ranging from contemporary to classical art and everything in between!

And why not take a look at our Museum shop? You’ll find a range of gift ideas including Paisley Pattern original merchandise.

With a year-round programme of changing exhibitions, talks and educational activities, Paisley Museum is a fascinating place to visit.

Admission to Paisley Museum is free, however there may be charges for temporary exhibitions.

Upcoming Events



27 January 2017 - 18 April 2017
Inspired is an annual showcase of the best artwork from school pupils across Renfrewshire at Paisley Museum!
A Galaxy Far Far Away

A Galaxy Far Far Away

12 March 2017 - 29 May 2017
A Galaxy Far Far Away is a display of astronomical images to compliment the 'May the Toys Be With You' exhibition.
John Byrne Drawing Competition Exhibition

John Byrne Drawing Competition Exhibition

17 March 2017 - 18 April 2017
The John Byrne Drawing Competition exhibition showcases artwork by young people from schools across Scotland!
May the Toys Be With You

May the Toys Be With You

18 March 2017 - 29 May 2017
May the Toys Be With You at Paisley Museum is a unique collection of Star Wars memorabilia from collector Matt Fox!
Paisley Natural History Society Illustrated Talks

Paisley Natural History Society Illustrated Talks

06 April 2017
Hear from the experts on various topics at Paisley Natural History Society's Illustrated Talks at Paisley Museum!

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