Weaver’s Cottage

Interested in Renfrewshire’s textile and weaving heritage? Visit the atmospheric Weaver’s Cottage in Kilbarchan, a National Trust property.

You’ll be transported 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. With low ceiling beams and period furniture, you’ll get an insight into the lives of the weavers 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.

Fast facts

  • Step back in time to when Kilbarchan was at the heart of a thriving textile industry.
  • Experience what it was like to live in this atmospheric cottage over 200 years ago.
  • See the last working handloom in the village.
  • Look out for plants that were once used to make fabric dyes in the pretty cottage garden.

The Cross
PA10 2JG

+(0)1505 705588

Opening times
17 March – 31 October
Thursday–Sunday, 10am–5pm (last entry 4pm)

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.


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