designed by John Honeyman for Thomas Coats.
Opened in 1883 and one of the best-equipped small observatories in the country.
The Grade A building houses a variety of equipment and carries out weather recordings and activities. It has recently been fitted with a new dome. This is a must for astronomy
It has been extended on several occasions since. The Museum and Art Gallery house many fine exhibits ranging from local natural history to its world-famous collection of Paisley Pattern Shawls.
The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) is delighted to announce that The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) will go on display in four venues across Scotland later this year. The iconic painting which was acquired for the nation in March after a four-month fundraising campaign will go on show in Inverness, Perth, and Paisley
The acquisition was made possible thanks to the enormous support from the public.
The National Lottery, Art Fund, private trusts and foundations, Scottish Government acquisition grant funding and by a part gift by previous owners Diageo Scotland Ltd.
The National Lottery and Scottish Government also gave additional funds to enable the painting to go on tour in Scotland.
Joyce McKellar, Chief Executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, said: ‘We are delighted to work in partnership with National Galleries Scotland to welcome the Monarch of the Glen to Paisley Museum and Art Gallery in early 2018.
Following the acquisition of this iconic painting for the nation, this will provide an opportunity for new audiences to see the Monarch of the Glen, and to be able to engage with the debate on what it means for our history and identity.”
Monarch of the Glen will go on display at Paisley Museum 20 January – 11 March 2018