Weaver’s Cottage

Take a wee trip to the wonderful village of Kilbarchan to visit this atmospheric National Trust cottage, and discover a slice of Renfrewshire’s rich weaving history.

At this traditional Kilbarchan weaver’s cottage we’ll transport you back to a time when hand-woven textiles were the pride of Scotland’s weaving industry.

The Weaver’s Cottage vividly recreates the living and working conditions of a typical handloom weaver. Featuring low ceiling beams and period furniture, it helps give an insight into life before the Industrial Revolution.

With self-led and guided tours, children’s activities and knowledgeable staff, the Cottage is a great wee place to explore.

The Cottage also boasts a beautiful garden, where traditional dye plants including woad and madder are grown, along with a wide range of cottage garden plants.


The Cross
PA10 2JG

+(0)1505 705588

Opening times
1 Jan–28 Feb 2022, closed
1 Mar–31 Oct, the first weekend of each month, 10am–5pm
1 Nov–15 Dec, closed
16–18 Dec, daily, 10am–5pm
19 Dec–6 Jan 2023, closed

Please note the cottage will also open for special events (including Easter and Halloween weekends). Last admission at 16.00.

NTS members go free

Adult £8.50
Concession £6
Family £20.50
Single Adult Family £14


Access to and around the cottage is difficult, with two steps into the cottage, uneven floors, winding stairs and low ceilings. The garden is uneven and sloping, with narrow gravel paths.


Another fascinating glimpse of Renfrewshire's textile heritage