Johnstone History Museum
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

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.)


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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The Brig O' Johnstone: a research article by Angela Gillespie
As is well known the Brig O’ Johnstone is shown on Blaeu’s map of the County of Renfrew, published in Amsterdam in 1654, the name being shown as “Ihonstoun,” this map surveyed by Timothy Pont about 1590.

Angela Gillespie has studied the events of the time. Follow the link for the exciting details.

Museum has reopened
We are delighted to announce that the Museum reopened on Wednesday 2nd September and thereafter on our usual Wed, Fri and Sat routine. A whole team have been beavering away to ensure that everything is in place to ensure your safety. A new one way system is in place around all our displays. Safety screens have been installed at the desks and a... Continues...

Website Damaged in Cyber-attack
Our website was damaged in an attack on our webhost's publishing system on Sunday July 19. Restoration work is in progress.

The principal impact was in the loss of certain control features and numerous graphics. Restoration from backup files is proceeding. Positions of graphics are indicated by the admittedly unattractive temporary images.
History Museum Closure update
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.





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