Weaver’s Cottage


***Please note: Weaver’s Cottage is currently closed. It is not expected to reopen until the Spring/Summer 2022.***

The Cross
PA10 2JG

+(0)1505 705588

Opening times
1 April – 30 September
Open 1pm – 5pm except Wednesdays and Thursdays.

NTS members go free

Adult: £7.50
Concession: £5.50
Family: £18.50
Single Adult Family: £12.50

Getting there
Johnstone rail station (2 miles). Bus 38 (McGill’s Buses), from Paisley, Glasgow and from near Johnstone rail station to Kilbarchan (terminus).

Accessibility is limited. Please call ahead for more information.


Take a wee trip to the wonderful village of Kilbarchan to discover a slice of Renfrewshire’s rich manufacturing 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.

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

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.

Take a step back in time...

A famous victory for the weavers

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