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]

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Graham Rooney (14 Jul)

From our members...

Rees Clark 29-Jan-2021
Here across the pond and at the edge of another, I found the linked article RE local dialects interesting.

Iain Murray 13-Nov-2020
Our Johnstone 2021 Calendar is selling well. Thanks for all those that have bought them so far. Your's is waiting for you.
Administrator 21-Feb-2019
We've added a Donate button to the home page. Your gift helps support this site and the museum.
Johnstone Band - Black Cart Water
Johnstone Band had a piece of music specially commissioned to perform at the recent Kapitol Cory Online Brass Band Championships. The piece, Black Cart Water by Nicholas Olsen, celebrates Johnstone’s industrial past with the thread and cotton mills that were powered by the Black Cart Water. We hope you enjoy our performance.

Thanks to Mark Good for his work on the video, to Ryan Bradley for the audio, to Kukscinema Scotland for drone footage and to Iain Murray of Johnstone History Museum for his assistance.

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A Visit to Johnstone Castle
It's amazing what one can do with a few stones from the BC Water.
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 about the McLaurins who lived in the Mansion over... Continues...

Great Drone video of Johnstone by Kukscinema Scotland
A local Facebook group, Kukscinema Scotland, has produced a memorable flyover video of Johnstone. Click the headline above to view within the JHS site, or follow the link to YouTube.

Great to be open once more
It was wonderful to get back to some sense of normality when we opened our doors once again on Saturday. We even had a queue at the door. Thanks to Morrisons for opening the store entrance at the museum, we even had some passing traffic.

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