Heritage Centre


The Heritage Centre is open for pre booked research visits only, no drop in’s. All bookings must be made in advance via email heritage@renfrewshire.gov.uk or phone 0141 618 5375.

Heritage Centre
Studio 907
Mile End Mill
Abbeymill Business Centre
12 Seedhill Road
Paisley PA1 1JS

Opening times
Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm


Getting there
A 10-minute walk from Paisley Gilmour Street Station



Who do you think you are? Explore the archives, climb your family tree and learn more about Paisley and Renfrewshire’s fascinating history.

Trace your family history and relax in the quiet of the Heritage Centre. Heritage Services run free family history surgeries to help you research, with friendly and experienced staff at hand to help you get started.

Explore the origins of your name and activities of your ancestors – who knows what you will find?

The great resources available also let you dive into the history of Renfrewshire, its people and places, from the earliest times to the present day. With significant archives and resources, this is a fantastic opportunity for historians, students and people who just want to know a little more.

Explore Paisley and its fascinating history

I think what makes Paisley great is our history. We have the Abbey, the mills, the Paisley Pattern and some great architecture. We have great heritage in music with the Tannahill Weavers and other great singers.

Phyllis Arthur
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