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

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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VE Day comes to Johnstone
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.

Johnstone,... Continues...

The Final Stand-Down of the Johnstone Home Guard
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,... Continues...

Johnstone Hero of the Coventry Blitz
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... Continues...
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.






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