Doors Open Day 2016


Doors Open day 2016


Renfrew Town Hall

A Category ‘A’ listed mid-Victorian building often referred to as the ‘Disney Castle’, Renfrew Town Hall is an elegant public building in the centre of Renfrew. Designed and built in French Gothic Style by James Jamieson Lamb and Baillie James Barr Lamb.

Drop in and visit the Visit Scotland 4 star awarded community museum which tells the story of Renfrew’s rich heritage or take a tour of the grand hall and function rooms.

We will be running tours of the building

  • Children’s passport activities

Who was rewarded for his bravery after the Battle of Bannockburn? Explore the Town Hall and Museum to find the answers to this question and others in our quiz to get your stamp.


Paisley Town Hall

This classical building was gifted to Paisley by the Clarks, one of the town’s wealthy mill-owning families. It houses a suite of grand halls and function rooms and the views of the Abbey from the first floor Loggia and balcony are stunning. Royalty will be the theme of the day in the Town Hall.

Join us for a tour of this magnificent building


Paisley Arts Centre

Built by the Town Council as Paisley’s first post-reformation church, the Arts Centre was a place of worship for nearly 250 years until it was converted to its present purpose in 1987. This intimate and friendly venue provides an all year-round programme of drama, music, film, comedy and dance.

Graveyards Tours will run every hour from 12.00-15.00.

This is a unique opportunity to discover the history of the silk merchants, moulterers and manufacturers buried within the grounds and learn more about ex-Provost William Carlile and the first Reverend of the Laigh Kirk, Reverend Robert Mitchell

  • Children’s passport activities

Join us for some storytelling between 11 and 3pm

1.30 - 3pm

Lively tales for all ages that are both historical and fantasy. Tales of daring from the most unlikely of heroes against all sorts of nasty villains, all with an emphasis on interactive fun for all the family.



Johnstone Town Hall

This striking new state-of-the-art, glassfronted building will be a hub of activity for Johnstone and the Villages for generations to come. It contains modern facilities including theatre space, a library, dance studio, marriage suite, cafe, meeting rooms and conference suite. Come along and take a look around this award-winning venue.


  • Children’s passport activities

The cafe team are going to do biscuit/cake decorating in the street

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