• The Weaver's Cottage
    The Weaver's Cottage© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Traditional use of the spinning wheel
    Traditional use of the spinning wheel© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Woven Tartan
    Woven Tartan© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Traditional weaving
    Traditional weaving© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Traditional use of the spinning wheel
    Traditional use of the spinning wheel© The National Trust for Scotland

Weaver’s Cottage has plenty of activities to help children make the most of their visit.

Learn about life in the cottage by picking up one of the quiz sheets, which ask them to find and identify various objects in each of the rooms.

Steer them towards the rummage box, where they can touch to their heart’s content. There’s a variety of interesting old objects that they can smell, touch, pick up and play with, including a kettle, a shortbread mould, a washboard, carbolic soap, a Paisley shawl and a rag rug sample.

For younger children, there’s a colouring table with pictures of the patterns used by the weavers for children to colour in, and mini-weaving using bright ribbons that even the smallest fingers can try.

Everyone can have a go at rag-rug making, with help and advice on how to recycle clothing into lovely practical rugs. Staff and volunteers have made these rugs for other Trust properties including the Tenement House, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Moirlanich Longhouse.

Bannockburn Tartan Cashmere Scarf

Bannockburn Tartan Cashmere Scarf

This luxurious cashmere scarf features the new Battle of Bannockburn tartan. The exclusive tartan was designed to commemorate the 700th anniversary by the Trust's own Christine Macleod, manager of the Weaver's Cottage in Kilbarchan.100% cashmere. …

Bannockburn Tartan Cashmere Scarf£49.99
 

Trust places nearby

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    G82 5HD
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Opening times & Prices

06 Mar
  • Cottage: Closed
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

5 day weather forecast

  • Fri 06/03 : Overcast 9°C 9°C 06/03
  • Sat 07/03 : Moderate rain 13°C 13°C 07/03
  • Sun 08/03 : Light rain shower 8°C 8°C 08/03
  • Mon 09/03 : Moderate rain 9°C 9°C 09/03
  • Tue 10/03 : Sunny 9°C 9°C 10/03