Johnstone History Museum
Johnstone History Society • Scotland
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]
Welcome our Newest Member
Ross Stewart (20 May)
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.)
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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...
We are working on a plan to welcome you back to the Museum at the beginning of September. We have been reorganising the layout slightly to allow you to walk around the exibits whilst maintaining social distancing. Watch this space for further updates.
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
An Angela Gillespie article
The war in Europe ended when the military surrender of Germany was first signed on Monday, May 7, 1945 but a slightly modified document with the final terms was signed on Tuesday, May 8, 1945, the day becoming known as VE Day signifying Victory in Europe.
Another great article from Angela Gillespie. When the Second World War came the call went out for local volunteers to perform home defence duties in their towns, villages and counties. First known as the Local Defence Volunteers, the LDV, which it’s members jokingly referred to as “Look, Duck,
Another Angela Gillespie story.
The English city of Coventry was bombed many times during the Second World War by the German Luftwaffe. The most devastating of the attacks occurred on the evening of 14 November 1940 and continued into the morning of 15 November. One of the Heroes of Fire Fighting
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