Mclean Museum & Art Gallery
15 Kelly Street
Greenock PA16 8JX
The McLean Museum and Art Gallery is one of the best municipal museums in Scotland. The museum has served as the main museum in the Inverclyde area since it opened in 1876 and has many wonderful collections for the visitor to discover and explore. In addition to outstanding collections of local material from the Inverclyde area, the museum offers displays and collections drawn from many cultures across 3,000 years of human history.
Paisley Museum including the Coats Observatory
Paisley PA1 2BA
Paisley Museum opened in 1871. The building was designed by the well-known Glasgow architect John Honeyman and was paid for by Sir Peter Coats of the famous Coats thread manufacturing family. Coats Observatory has astronomical equipment and displays, weather and earthquake recording equipment.
Renfrew Community Museum
The Brown Institute, 41 Canal Street
Paisley PA4 8QA
The museum opened in 1997 to commemorate 600 years of Renfrew as a Royal Burgh. It houses local history collections and also has changing exhibitions.
Sma' Shot Cottages
11-17 George Place
Paisley PA1 2HZ
An opportunity to see two distinct periods in Paisley's weaving history. From Shuttle Street you will enter the Weaver's Cottage and be transported back in time by nearly 250 years. You will then cross a yard behind the cottage and jump forward in time by 70 years to experience life in the town during the early to mid 1800s.