Johnstone History Museum

Johnstone History Museum Johnstone History Museum is based in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. It contains local industrial and social artifacts and memorabilia. JOHNSTONE HISTORY MUSEUM.
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Johnstone is extremely fortunate to have the Museum it has. It is a unique facility that was incorporated into the building of the supermarket by Morrisons free of charge to the people of Johnstone. It is leased for an annual nominal sum to Johnstone History Society, which operates it with a team of volunteers for the benefit of the Town and its visitors.

Johnstone is extremely fortunate to have the Museum it has. It is a unique facility that was incorporated into the building of the supermarket by Morrisons free of charge to the people of Johnstone. It is leased for an annual nominal sum to Johnstone History Society, which operates it with a team of volunteers for the benefit of the Town and its visitors.

Operating as usual

Johnstone History Museum's cover photo
07/01/2021

Johnstone History Museum's cover photo

04/01/2021

Museum closed at the moment. Not sure when we will be allowed to open. Will keep you posted.

15/12/2020

2021 CALENDAR
Thank you to all who purchased one of our 2021 Calendars this year. Now sold out. Sorry if you missed out this year. It's always difficult to estimate how many we will sell each year. Our margins are small and we therefore have to sell most of them to cover our costs. Ordering additional copies in small numbers would mean we would sell every one at a loss.

Johnstone History Museum's cover photo
12/09/2020

Johnstone History Museum's cover photo

Johnstone History Museum's cover photo
17/08/2020

Johnstone History Museum's cover photo

18/03/2020

On behalf of the Volunteer team at the Museum we are really sorry, but we have had to close the musuem untill further notice.

The entrance to the Museum in Morrisons store.
13/09/2019

The entrance to the Museum in Morrisons store.

Welcome to Johnstone History Museum
13/09/2019

Welcome to Johnstone History Museum

10/12/2017

On Wednesday 6th Dec the Museum put on a presentation at the Paisley & Johnstone Training Centre in Laighcartside Street. They were celebrating their 50th Anniversary. For those who do not know, the Training Centre was set up to train Engineering apprentices from the numerous Engineering firms in the area. Our Presentation consisted of 40 PowerPoint slides showing the Companies and the Machine Tools that they produced. Shanks, Craig & Donald, Loudons, McDowalls, Langs, Clifton & Baird and many more. P&J Training is still going strong training Engineering and Gas Engineers. Chances are that if you had a Gas boiler put in recently the guy/girl was trained in Johnstone. Gas Engineers trained around the corner from Gas Street, how cool is that.

10/12/2017

Next, on Tuesday 5th Dec we had a visit from 27 Pupils and teachers from Class P6 in Auchenlodment school. They listened intently to our Johnstone Story and had lots of questions. All are a credit to their School.

10/12/2017

Have had a busy couple of weeks at the Museum. On 22nd Nov we had a visit from residents of Erskine Home to hear our story of the History of Johnstone. I was advised that one gentleman Lance McNeil, was very quiet and might fall asleep. Nothing could have been further from the truth. He was a live wire telling us all about his life in the Army in WW2 and about his life in the area around Johnstone. He had been a member of Johnstone Wheelers. He well remembered Rita Montgomery (Jones). We have now spoken to Rita and we plan for Rita and John to visit Lance at Erskine.

26/09/2017

This is the page with a link to our Johnstone History Museum web site. johnstonehistory.org

06/06/2017

We are busy at the Museum archiving the hundreds if not thousands of items we have in store. We have changed over a few of our displays and we are also getting ready for Doors Open Day in September. If you haven't been in for a while why not pay us a visit.

The museum has had slides handed in and we wished to find out more about them.What was the occasion and what was the dat...
27/11/2015

The museum has had slides handed in and we wished to find out more about them.
What was the occasion and what was the date?

Johnstone History Museum
09/09/2015

Johnstone History Museum

23/08/2015

Thanks to Ricky Kelly, the Museum now has a page to add to our website johnstonehistory.org Once we get to master the technology and understand how our Facebook entry works we will add a more attractive look to our site.

Address

(Inside Morrisons) 30 Napier Street
Johnstone
PA5 8SF

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00
Friday 10:30 - 16:00
Saturday 10:30 - 16:00

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When doing some research into The Paisley Photographic Society I found this newspaper article from 1857 I did not pay attention to the top paragraph which refers to 5 HOUSTOUN Square Johnstone
St cuthberts early 80s
Not quite Johnstone but from the cycle path at Kilbarchan. according to the date on the building, it is from 1796 I am interested in hearing about this building, as we drive by it all the time coming off the bypass
A quick question. Researching street numbering in Johnstone - were the street numbers, redone in the 1920s as they were in Paisley? Trying to work out if 42 High St, Johnstone in 1891 is still the same building as No.42 today.
Hi looking for information on 80 high street when it was built ,who built it why are there initials on the two towers & what appears to have been a clock recess in the middle column ,TIA
A treasure trove of information & connections! Ian Murray is a gift...
I am looking for information of a young boy aged 10 who was drowned at the river cart whilst bathing on the 3st august 1906. Does anyone know where I can retrieve newspaper reports on this accident please? the boys name was Robert stewart millar. thank you
I have sent a message regarding the grandmother of a friend who was murdered in 1951.