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Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

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Museum with potential - but apparently with no money. Interesting collection - unfortunately it... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Mariusz M
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 March 27, 2018
Kate Y
Dundee, Scotland
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun this is! I have been to the museum so many times! growing up in the area its always the place to go just to go! then after having kids I wanted to take them so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Museum with potential - but apparently with no money. Interesting collection - unfortunately it needs serious refreshing. Art gallery - mostly some kind of playground for kids or empty walls... Worth visiting if you're first time in Paisley, but nothing more.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Nice museum. will be closing for renovation in order to better display their paisley shawl collection. very knowledgeable staff, interesting display on weaving and the history of weaving in Paisley. The shawl collection is really lovely.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

The volunteer guide at Weaver's Cottage in Kilbarchon suggested this museum would offer an interesting comparison to see how factory weaving differed from in-home weaving. We had some time to kill before our flight out of Glasgow Airport so took a short detour to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

This is a complete disaster. The art gallery is closed, and the rets of the museum is in an advanced stage of decay. The so-called 'Paisley shawl' gallery is gloomy, ill-informed (nothing about how Paisley deigns were taken from India), and on the day we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kate Y
Reviewed March 4, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank caribbeanqueen2015
Reviewed February 17, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed February 7, 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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brian e
October 24, 2015|
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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.