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

We are open for business

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

We would like to thank our funding partners

With their support we have so far secured 83% of the total project costs

Funding Partners

Latest News & Stories


The Jacobite collection, which includes letters of debt unpaid to Paisley after 275 years, will go on display in Paisley Museum for the first time.

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Paisley Museum has received a £200,000 capital funding pledge of support from The Hugh Fraser Foundation towards its transformation into a world-class cultural destination.

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An unusual collection of 2,000-year-old glassware is providing Syrian refugees in Paisley with a connection to their homeland, five years after they settled in Scotland.

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