Johnstone History Museum
A Project of Johnstone History Society • Scotland
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Johnstone History Museum is in Johnstone, Scotland. It contains local industrial and social artefacts and memorabilia. For opening times and directions follow the Schedule and Direction buttons on this page. [Overview]

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Welcome our Newest Member

Joanne B Moss Smith (4 Jan)

From our members...

Rees Clark 23-Mar-2020
Report from the COVID-19 front line, with historic perspective. (Could not resist; apologies to the serious-minded.)


administrator 21-Feb-2019
We've added a Donate button to the home page. Your gift helps support this site and the museum.
Iain Murray 20-Sep-2018
We are busy updating the history museum displays. Thanks to the wee Monday Archive Team/Coffee Club for all their...



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Coronavirus Shut Down
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have been forced to close our physical Museum for the time being. Hopefully, we will be up and running sooner rather than later. In the meantime feel free to explore our virtual Museum on this site. Have a play at negotiation around all our... Continues...
Kali (MacLaurin) Lindner's hunt for her Roots
Kali has now supplied a great photograph of the McLaurin family at Cartside House. Thought I would share.




Kali (MacLaurin) Lindner's hunt for her Roots
Kali Lindner and her family from Montana in the USA, recently visited the Museum, seeking information about her ancestors, the McLaurin family, of Smith & McLaurin fame. They also wished to find anything they could about Cartside House, the McLaurin's family home.

We were able to find information... Continues...

2020 History Museum Calendar - Sold out
Thanks to everone who ordered our 2020 Calendar. We have now completely sold out. Last year we were left with quite a few. This year we decided to lower the price and limit the number we ordered.
The Linwood Line
Read about Joe Reilly's life at the Linwood Car Plant in the latest addition to our Shop Catalogue. (Joe Reilly and Dr Valerie Wright will be presenting "The Linwood Line" at the December talk of the History Society Tue December 10th



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