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Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA, Scotland
+44 300 300 1210
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Small museum, Caters to school groups, Check out the looms

The volunteer guide at Weaver's Cottage in Kilbarchon suggested this museum would offer an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BethB55
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Boston, Massachusetts
Disaster story

This is a complete disaster. The art gallery is closed, and the rets of the museum is in an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nigel W
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Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Excellent24%
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  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
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High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA, Scotland
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+44 300 300 1210
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"local children"
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"egyptian mummy"
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"interesting things to see"
in 2 reviews
"textile industry"
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"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"free entry"
in 3 reviews
"his knowledge"
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"local history"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"high street"
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"town centre"
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"shawl"
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"looms"
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"pattern"
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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Nigel W
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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
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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

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Reviewed 17 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
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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
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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

Thank 14cats
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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

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Good way to spend a couple of hours - great museum ,lots of facts about the history of paisley with plenty of other interesting stuff, well worth a look - even better free entry.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant. Was lucky to visit observatory as well. Would be more than happy to take family and friends on next visit

Thank Katrina N
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brian e
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Response from Arthurlie2 | Reviewed this property |
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.
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