Paisley Thread Mill Museum was founded in 2003 to tell the story of the Clarks and Coats Thread Mills of Paisley,  Today we tell the story of Thread Making in Paisley from it’s origin in 1722 to the close of the last mill in 1993.

Our exhibits are themed, spread over 15 display cases and interactive digital image & video archives.

Open on a Wednesday and Saturday afternoon, all year round, we look forward to welcoming you during your visit to Paisley.


A Family of Threads

During 2017 we explored Paisley & Renfrewshire's thread manufacturing industry through funding from HLF and Renfrewshire Council.    As part of this project, we created a touring exhibition on thread manufacturing and the Paisley & Renfrewshire Mills.  We also worked with schools, care homes and hospices.  

Have a look at our dedicated website www.afamilyofthreads.info to find out more about what we did during 2017! 

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It costs around £3000 to run the museum so you can help by making a donation to help with our running costs.


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Stitching Group

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