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Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA, Scotland
+44 300 300 1210
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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
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Dundee, Scotland
See Monarch of the Glen before he goes on his travels 🦌

Travelled to see Monarch of the Glen at Paisley Art Museum. Yes we’ve seen the great beast before... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
caribbeanqueen2015
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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA, Scotland
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We focused on just the section on the history of the paisly motif and the looms that we're used to make the scarfs etc. Very informative and well laid out.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Lots of things to see and explore. The history of Paisley Shawls is interesting for its significance to the area. One downside was it closes at 4pm on a Saturday. This won't do I'd Paisley Town is aiming to be "city of culture 2021" you...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
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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.
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