Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Pull at the thread to discover Paisley’s rich history of manufacturing.

Explore the history of Paisley’s great thread manufacturers, the Coats and Clark families, in one of the great mill buildings within the Anchor Mills complex.

The museum holds a wonderful collection of artefacts, photographs, thread samples, machinery, patterns and much more.

This is a must-see for those interested in textiles, fashion and clothing manufacturing.

The textile industry – in particular the Paisley Pattern and, later, the manufacture of thread – created important symbols of British industry. The wealth created from this manufacturing base is reflected in the fantastic architecture that dominates much of Paisley’s townscape.

Aesthetically, the Paisley Pattern was favoured across the world and worn by figures as diverse as Queen Victoria and The Beatles.

Paisley became the thread manufacturing epicentre of the world in the 19th century. Visit Paisley Thread Mill Museum for a fantastic insight into the Renfrewshire’s thread manufacturing industry and the impact it has on fashion today.

Opening times:

Wednesdays and Saturdays: 12 noon to 4pm.

Accessibility:

Lift access to the Museum is located on the mezzanine level of the Mile End Mill building of the Abbey Mill Business Centre.

Getting there:

A 15-minute walk from Paisley Gilmour train station.

Cost:

Free. Donations welcome.

Cafe:

Enjoy a cafe in building foyer.

Contact

Paisley Thread Mill Museum
Mile End Mill
Abbey Mill Business Centre
12 Seedhill Road
Paisley PA1 1JS

paisleythreadmm@outlook.com

+(0)141 847 1111

A stroll around town to discover Paisley's thread history

Hard work pays off

The Paisley Pattern is our global brand that has inspired makers both in the past and today.

Jean Cameron
Director, Paisley 2021 Bid

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