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About Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum was founded as a place of learning at the heart of the town – and the building and collections have a remarkable history.

The transformation we are fundraising for will preserve all of that for the generations to come, while showcasing the town’s globally-significant story like never before.

The past, present and future of the museum

Preserving Paisley’s remarkable legacy

Paisley Museum was gifted to the town – your gift can keep that philanthropic tradition alive

The Past

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Paisley’s remarkable heritage and collections can still be enjoyed and explored while the museum is being transformed

The Present

We are creating a museum for the future

Expect a world-class visitor attraction at the heart of the town centre and local community

The Future

Three school children playing with Paisley Shawls

We would like to thank our funding partners

With their support we have so far secured 90% of the total project costs

Funding Partners

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In the 1820s, James Audubon declared his ambition to paint every bird species living in North America. The result, ‘Birds of America’, is a monumental piece of work. Very few complete volumes remain today, and Paisley Museum is one of the few institutions to hold a full set of this publication.

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OneRen is curating a series of talks in February and March telling the stories of the museum's world-class shawl collection. Paisley’s textile collection unfolds Paisley’s industrial heritage, from its humble beginnings to its global success and its tragic decline.

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Renfrewshire Leisure, the organisation that operates and manages Paisley Museum on behalf of the Renfrewshire Council, has changed its name to OneRen.

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