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Renfrew Museum

Renfrew Museum is currently closed due to the Coronavirus situation. Please access our FAQs here for more information.


tourism board logoBuilt 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

inside renfrew museum
inside renfrew museum


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)


Entry to Renfrew Museum is free.

Contact Us

Renfrew Cross, Renfrew, PA4 8PF

Phone: 0300 300 1210
Visit: Access to Renfrew Museum is through Renfrew Town Hall, Renfrew Cross, Renfrew, PA4 8PF 


Please Support Us

As a charity, our services help people live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives. A donation to Renfrewshire Leisure will help us continue to provide charitable services across our communities.

Get In Touch

Renfrewshire Leisure
11 Christie Street

Tel: 0300 300 0250