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Paisley Museum was founded as a place of learning at the heart of the town and opened to the public in 1871.  Funded by Sir Peter Coats, local thread manufacture Glaswegian architect John Honeyman was appointed to design the museum.

The Museum is due to reopen in 2023 with the refurbishment of Paisley Museum and Coats Observatory part of a 4 year long £42m transformation of the venue. The refurbishment of Paisley Museum is the flagship project in a £100 million investment in Paisley Town centre over the next few years. You can read more about the project on the new Paisley Museum Reimagined website.

150 years later International architects AL_A have produced designs which radically reimagine the museum and its campus, reshaping it into a cultural hub of discovery, skills development, creativity and innovation.

Once re-opened Paisley Museum will be a unique space to hire your event. Bookings are expected to open in 2024 but please contact our events team for more information.

For more information on Paisley Museum, you can contact the team by email

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