Renfrew Museum

Built in 2012, Renfrew Museum is a 4 star-awarded visitor attraction. Small, but perfectly formed, visitors will be treated to a truly rich and interactive experience as the story of the former Royal Burgh of Renfrew is presented from medieval times until the present day, using objects, pictures, film and audio. The museum is based on the elements of Earth, Fire, Air and Water.

Earth 

This section looks at life in Renfrew over the centuries. Renfrew is known as the Cradle of The Stewarts because of its important historic royal connections. Images over the last 150 years including shops, houses and street scenes show how the town has changed over that time.

Fire

This part of the museum focuses on the heavy industries in the area, such as boiler making at Babcocks, who were at one time, the largest boiler making factory in the world.

Air

This section shows the importance of Renfrew Airport both locally and in aviation history. Visitors can see a real Merlin engine from a Spitfire fighter built at Hillington.

Water

The town’s position on the River Clyde made Renfrew an important ship building centre producing ships which were exported all over the world.

Come and learn more about the incredible contribution Renfrew has made across the world, and see how the local community, including Renfrew’s young people, contribute to making it the town it is today.

 

Museum Info

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 9.30am to 4.45pm
Sat: 10am to 2pm

Closed Sunday and Monday public holidays
(Renfrew Museum is also open during evening lets of Renfrew Town Hall Mon-Thurs to a max of 8pm)

Charges

Entry to Renfrew Museum is free.

Contact Us

Renfrew Cross, Renfrew, PA4 8PF

Email: ram.els@renfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0300 300 1210
Visit: Access to Renfrew Museum is through Renfrew Town Hall, Renfrew Cross, Renfrew, PA4 8PF 

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Renfrewshire Leisure
11 Christie Street
Paisley
PA1 1NB

Tel: 0300 300 0250