Paisley Museum

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One of Paisley's most illustrious establishments, this museum is just a one-stop train ride away from Glasgow Central's bustling environs. Founded in the year 1871 by Sir Peter Coats who gifted the peaceful town of Paisley its first-ever museum. The museum is home to a fascinating array of exhibits that range from stuffed lions and exquisite Egyptian artifacts to an impressive collection of vivid paintings by some of Scotland's most respected artists. The jewel in the crown, however, is their collection of Paisley shawls that elucidates the evolution of their designs throughout the centuries, with the earliest specimen being from around the 1800s. One of their prime exhibits is an enormous loom, which showcases the complexities of the designs that the weavers worked with.

Location:  High Street

Business hours:  Tu-Sa 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Su 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.