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  • 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.

National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf

National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf

Luxurious cashmere scarf featuring the new National Trust for Scotland tartan. The exclusive tartan was designed with Johnstons of Elgin and made in Scotland. 100% cashmere. …

National Trust for Scotland, Cashmere Scarf£45.00
 

Trust places nearby

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    G82 5HD
  • Pollok House Events2
    Pollok HousePollok House Historic House/Palace Glasgow, glasgow & clyde valley
    G43 1AT
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Opening times & Prices

28 Jul
  • Cottage: 13.00 - 17.00
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £6.50
  • Family: £16.50
  • 1 Parent: £11.50
  • Concession: £5.00

Gradings & Awards

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

5 day weather forecast

  • Mon 28/07 : Partly Cloudy 23°C 23°C 28/07
  • Tue 29/07 : Partly Cloudy 17°C 17°C 29/07
  • Wed 30/07 : Light rain shower 18°C 18°C 30/07
  • Thu 31/07 : Light rain 16°C 16°C 31/07
  • Fri 01/08 : Light rain shower 19°C 19°C 01/08