Museums

Renfrewshire is home to the 4-star awarded visitor attraction Renfrew Museum, Paisley Museum and Coats Observatory, the oldest public observatory in the country.

Find out how to access our museums via our Plan Your Visit page

Our Exhibitions

May the Toys Be With You

When: 18 March to 29 May
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: FREE

A stunning collection of Star Wars memorabilia from collector Matt Fox featuring vintage toys and collectables. This is the first time this collection has been exhibited in Scotland.


A Galaxy Far Far Away

When: 18 March to 18 June
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: FREE

A display of astronomical images to compliment the 'May the Toys Be With You' exhibition.


Paisley Art Institute 129th Annual Art Exhibition

When: 20 May to 25 June
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: FREE

This open exhibition will showcase artworks by the best in contemporary talent from all over the world with between 400 and 500 artworks on display.


Larry Herman: Clydeside 1974 - 76

When: 17 June - 20 August
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: FREE

New York born photographer Larry Herman documented Clydeside during the period 1974-76. Several images were taken in Ferguslie and Linwood and give an intimate glimpse into the lives of local workers four decades ago.


Our Events

A Galaxy Far Far Away

When: 18 March to 18 June
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: FREE

A display of astronomical images to compliment the 'May the Toys Be With You' exhibition.


Camcorder Club

When: Every Thurs from 4 May to 8 June 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: Free

Get involved with Renfrewshire’s movie making club for older people.


Playdays@ the Museum

When: Wednesday 10 May 2017 13:15:00
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: Free

Drop in and try FREE, creative sessions for wee ones and adults to enjoy together. Each session includes activities such as creative play, multi sensory games and singing, inspired by ‘May the Toys Be with you’ Star Wars exhibition.


Playdays@ the Museum

When: Wednesday 17 May 2017 13:15:00
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: Free

Drop in and try FREE, creative sessions for wee ones and adults to enjoy together. Each session includes activities such as creative play, multi sensory games and singing, inspired by ‘May the Toys Be with you’ Star Wars exhibition.


Playdays@ the Museum

When: Wednesday 24 May 2017 13:15:00
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: Free

Drop in and try FREE, creative sessions for wee ones and adults to enjoy together. Each session includes activities such as creative play, multi sensory games and singing, inspired by ‘May the Toys Be with you’ Star Wars exhibition.


Lunchtime Talks and Events

When: Thursday 25 May 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: FREE

Our new programme of FREE lunchtime talks and events at Paisley Museum. This week: A walking tour of the Paisley Art Institute exhibition.


Lunchtime Talks and Events

When: Thursday 25 May 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Where: Paisley Museum
Cost: FREE

Our new programme of FREE lunchtime talks and events at Paisley Museum. This week: A walking tour of the Paisley Art Institute exhibition.



Get In Touch

Renfrewshire Leisure
11 Christie Street
Paisley
PA1 1NB

Tel: 0300 300 0250