Relaunch of the Museum

On Wednesday 11th April 2018 we held a relaunch and networking event for invited guests and members of the museum.  The above video was produced by MediaMonty for the museum to mark the occasion.  It was great to see so many councillors, members, creative artists and friends of the museum at the event. A special thanks must go to Sir Jack Stewart-Clark and John Bruce (of the Coats family) who are very pleased to support the museum.  Photographs from the event will be added to the website shortly.

A Family of Threads #HHA2017

Join us as we explore Paisley & Renfrewshire's thread manufacturing industry.  Where did it start?   How fast did it develop?  How did it influence thread manufacturing in Scotland?   The answers to these questions will be found as we carry out a research project delving into contemporary sources in local and national archives.  As part of this project we will also be curating a touring exhibition on thread manufacturing and the Paisley & Renfrewshire Mills.  We will also be working with schools, care homes and hospices.

Have a look at our dedicated website to find out more about what we will be doing during 2017! 

Are you interested in history?  We are developing a team of volunteers to carry out research under the supervision of our historians. You can volunteer on a regular basis or for a shot period of time.

Are you interested in Stitching/ embroidery? We run regular stitching drop-in sessions in the Paisley Thread Mill Museum.  Anyone is welcome to come along and join the sessions, but we would like a few more experienced stitchers that would feel comfortable passing their skills on to other people.

Museum Volunteers – Did you work in the Paisley Mills?  would you like to pass your knowledge on to visitors to the museum?   We are always happy to hear from new volunteers that like to talk and meet visitors.  If that is not for you, we always have jobs to do in the background from filing, to cataloging new donations to the museum.

Please contact us via the contact page, or drop into the museum on a  Wednesday or Saturday afternoon.


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