Renfrewshire Heritage Centre to reopen

Thursday 10th September, 2020

Renfrewshire’s popular Heritage Centre is reopening this month with services available for people keen to learn more about their family history and community’s past.

Renfrewshire Leisure have announced the restart of on-site services on Thursday 17 September as part of the leisure and cultural service’s coronavirus recovery.

The Heritage Centre, temporarily located at the Abbey Mill Business Centre on Seedhill Road in Paisley, boasts an impressive collection of items and information which charts the stories of the people and places of Renfrewshire, from the earliest of times to the present day.

All visitors will be strictly required to pre-book their attendance and wear face coverings as part of health and social distancing measures being put in place to protect them and members of staff.

Bookings can be made from today (Thursday 10 September).

Find out more in the video below.

To ensure that people can carry out their research in a safe and secure environment, coronavirus mitigation measures include:

  • An appointment-only entrance system. Bookings must be arranged in advance by emailing heritage@renfrewshire.gov.uk or by calling 0141 618 5375.
  • The discussion of research requirements ahead of arrival. Entrance will not be allowed without proof of pre-booking.
  • Specific table allocation. Tables will be two metres apart. The resources required will be placed on these tables prior to arrival. No further items can be added during the visit.
  • Hand hygiene measures which protect both people and the items in the centre’s collection.
  • The quarantining of resources for 72 hours after every use.

For more details on arrangements at the Heritage Centre – or how all other Renfrewshire Leisure services are affected by Covid-19 and the protection measures in place at each venue click here.