Johnstone History Museum – Johnstone, Scotland - Gastro Obscura

Johnstone History Museum

Learn local history while picking up groceries at this museum tucked inside a supermarket. 


In the town of Johnstone, shoppers at the local branch of Morrison’s supermarket can brush up on their local history while picking up groceries.

A few feet away from stacks of cans and frozen goods, Johnstone’s history is preserved in a one-room museum. The space features displays, artifacts, books, and photographs archiving the area’s industrial and cultural history. Visitors can learn about the town’s once-booming textile industry as well as coal-mining disasters and the local impact of World War I.

Volunteers from the Johnstone History Society staff the museum and are available to answer any questions visitors might have.

Know Before You Go

The museum is located inside the Morrison's supermarket. For up-to-date hours, check its website. Admission is free.

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