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Museums in Renfrewshire

Museums don't have to be dull and dusty! Find one that appeals to you and yours in our Renfrewshire listings below, and go check it out...

Coats Observatory

49 Oakshaw Street West, Paisley PA1 2DE

Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland and was gifted to the people of Paisley by Thomas Coats and designed by Glasgow Architect John Honeyman.

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Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

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

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Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS

The Paisley Thread Mill Museum in Mile End Mill is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage.

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Paisley: The Secret Collection

Paisley: The Secret Collection High Street, Paisley PA1 2AE

Paisley: The Secret Collection is the first publicly accessible museum store on a UK High Street, containing thousands of objects reflecting Renfrewshire's amazing heritage and culture.

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Renfrew Town Hall and Museum

Renfrew Town Hall and Museum Renfrew Cross, Renfrew PA4 8PF

After a £5.2m modernisation programme, the building reopened in January 2012, having been fully restored and extended to house the new Renfrew Museum...

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Sma Shot Cottages

2 Sma' Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG

The Sma Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history.

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Weavers Cottage

Weaver's Cottage The Cross, Kilbarchan PA10 2JG

Step into Weaver's Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry!

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Museums in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Museums you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Barrhead Community Museum

Barrhead Community Museum Main Street, Barrhead G78 1SW

The Barrhead Community Museum and Visitor Information Centre features displays about the early history of the area.

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Museums in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of Museums you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Queensferry Museum

53 High Street , South Queensferry EH30 9HP

Queensferry museum showcases the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.

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Lauriston Castle

2 Cramond Road South, Edinburgh West EH4 6AD

When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner, Mrs Reid.

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Gladstones Land

477b Lawnmarket, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 2NT

Gladstone's Land, the house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes showcases high-rise living, 17th-century style, at the beating heart of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile!

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Museums in Fife

Here's a selection of Museums you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries

1-7 Abbot Street , Dunfermline KY12 7 N

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (DCL&G) - a new museum, gallery spaces, cafe, shop and reading rooms all adjoining the world's 1st Carnegie Library.

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Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA

One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.

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St Andrews Heritage Museum

12 North Street St Andrews North Street, St Andrews KY16 9PW

St Andrews Heritage Museum and Garden at 12 North Street is set in a charming 17th century house and garden, a stone’s throw from St Andrews Cathedral and St Andrews Castle.

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Museums in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Museums you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Scottish Football Museum

Scottish Football Museum & Hampden Stadium Tour Hampden Park, Glasgow South Side G42 9BA

See more than 2500 exhibits in 14 galleries, walk amongst Scotland's footballing legends in the Hall Of Fame and take the Stadium tour at the Scottish Football Museum!

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Rangers Museum

100 Edmiston Drive, Glasgow South Side G51 2YX

Celebrate the extensive history of Rangers Football Club over the last 151 years, with a visit to the state-of-the-art Rangers Museum!

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Gallery of Modern Art

Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow City Centre G1 3AH

Situated in the heart of the city, GoMA is Scotland's most visited modern art gallery displaying work that highlights the interests, influences and working methods of artists from around the world!

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Museums in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Museums you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Leadhills Miners Library

15 Main Street, Leadhills ML12 6XP

Founded 23rd November 1741, Leadhills Miners Library is the oldest subscription library in the British Isles, perched high in the Southern Uplands of Scotland!

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David Livingstone Birthplace

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY

The David Livingstone Birthplace celebrates the birthplace and legacy of Dr David Livingstone in Blantyre and across Africa!

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Shotts Heritage Centre

Located within Shotts Library Benhar Road, Shotts ML7 5EN

Shotts Heritage Centre is within the town library. Displays focus on the area’s strong 17th century covenanting heritage and the rise and fall of local...

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Museums in Stirling and Falkirk

Here's a selection of Museums you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2RQ

The Stirling Smith is the home of a significant collection of rare and unique artefacts, spanning centuries of Scottish, British and World history.

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Callendar House

Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR

Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains...

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, Stirling FK8 1EH

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.

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Museums in Other Areas

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL

Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire!

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

Nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family!

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ

Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!

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Scottish Maritime Museum Irvine

Scottish Maritime Museum Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8QE

The Scottish Maritime Museum is a four-star tourist attraction based in the west of Scotland, with sites in Irvine and Dumbarton.

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The Dick Institute

The Dick Institute Elmbank Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 3BU

Opened in 1901, the Dick Institute is one of the most important cultural venues in the south-west of Scotland, featuring the largest museum and galleries space in Ayrshire!

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