mile end mill

… Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Paisley Thread Mill Museum aims to preserve the social and industrial heritage of the Paisley & Renfrewshire Thread Mills for the education and enjoyment of all by collecting and displaying material relating to the the thread industry. Many of the items of display have been donated by people who were connected with the local thread mills and include photographs, mill machinery, samples of products made there and sewing artefacts. A large collection has been donated to the museum by Coats Plc. The Coats collection includes Silverware, Trade Medals, Patent records, & Trade Mark dispute records. A more recent donation from Coats Crafts contained 2 pallet loads of material from Patterns to Film Reels and VHS Videos. We are still sorting through the Coats Craft donation.

The museum is located on mezzanine level of the entrance to The Abbey Mill Business Centre, also known as the Mile End Mill on Seedhill Road, Paisley. Entry is by the main Reception Area through the second car park. Disabled access is available via a lift from the ground floor to the first.

We are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays 12 to 4pm with staff on duty. Outwith these times the museum is accessible for viewing the display cabinets. We can no longer supply refreshments, though a cafe is available Monday to Friday until about 2pm within the building.

Admission is free but as we are self-supporting all donations are very welcome.   We also wish to encourage visitors to become a supporter of the museum by becoming a member.

Please note: if you are visiting us on any day of the week and wish to park at the Mile End Mill, please give your car registration number to one of our volunteers, or the receptionist. Car parking is now being checked, and anyone who doesnt have a permit, or notify reception of their registrations is at risk of receiving a Parking notice from abbey Mill Business Centre (our host).