Johnstone History Museum
Johnstone History Society • Scotland
The Museum is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 1030am till 4pm.
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
Stewart Clark (13 Jan)
From our members...
Calendars go fast every year, and this year they're cheap at twice the price. Act now!
Rees Clark 16-Apr-2022
Here'a a link to maps at Scotland Nat'l Library from Maureen Cassells via F'book. You can zoom in, move around, and change the map dates. maps.nls.uk
Fiona Speirs 07-Feb-2022
Iain Murray 31-Oct-2021
It's that time of year again. The 2022 Calendar is now in stock. Visit our shop for details.
We have added a new feature to our web site. You will find a Video link on the banner. Have a try!
By Angela Gillespie.
While searching the London Gazette I found the following entry in a Supplement dated 24 Feb. 1942, page 894 - The Military Cross awarded to Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Thomas Stevenson Craig (85709), Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps (Johnstone, Renfrewshire).
This is another Angela Gillespie Story. Click the link below.
Ardrossan Canal and Railway By the late E.S.Nicoll, edited and contributed to Johnstone History Museum by Stuart Rankin. On October 2, 1903, the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald contained a paper on the above subject, read at Ardrossan by Clement F. Stretton of the Society of Engineers. Follow the link to the full story
Johnstone History Museum 2023 Calendar SOLD OUT
Thanks to all who purchased our 2023 Calendar.
Johnstone History Museum Celebrates its 50,000th Visitor
Johnstone History Museum, which is located within the Morrisons store in Johnstone achieved a huge milestone the other day when it welcomed its 50,000th visitor through the door.
Tassum Shafiq, from Bridge of Weir, was welcomed by two of the Museum volunteers, Helen Bowie and Marlene Rogan. At an... Continues...
Cockatoo Island Dockyard in Sydney. Large Thomas Shanks machines. Photographs courtesy of Mori Flapan of Sydney Australia.
For more Thomas Shanks Machine Tools at Cockatoo click on link Thomas Shanks
The Cockatoo Island Dockyard was a major dockyard in Sydney, Australia, based on Cockatoo Island. The Dockyard was established in 1857to maintain Royal... Continues...
Recently we received an enquiry from Chile about a Machine Tool made in Johnstone by Thomas Shanks & Sons. The enquiry to our web site was from a man in Chile who communicated in Spanish. Luckily our web sponsor, Rees Clark, is fluent in Spanish, so was able to communicate with our contact. More of the story to follow once Rees fills in this section of the... Continues...
Other Johnstone history friends have also created a Facebook page with running commentaries and personal stories.
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