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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.

Paisley Museum Re-Imagined

Opening in 2024, the world-class museum refurbishment is the flagship project in the regeneration of Paisley and Scotland’s biggest cultural heritage capital development. Home to galleries, an observatory, heritage centre, public gardens, cafe, events, and more, the reimagined museum will be at the heart of the local community – and open for everyone to learn, discover, create and connect.

The new museum will be a vibrant and accessible cultural hub providing welcoming facilities to the community whilst attracting visitors to Paisley from across Scotland and beyond.

The stories behind the museum and the treasures it holds have been extensively and collaboratively researched and will be shared more widely in the months ahead – building excitement as we look forward to revealing the jewel in our cultural crown.

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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