Places to visit

Weaver's Cottage

Weaver's Cottage

The friendly, knowledgeable staff and volunteers are happy to explain the weaving process, show you how the looms and spinning wheels work, and fill you in on the history of Scotland’s textile industry.

Watch a fascinating documentary on how Kilbarchan helped to develop and produce Paisley shawls.

The shop is one of the few places in Scotland which sells items completely handwoven on a traditional handloom. Cushions, honey, preserves and other cottage-related products are also available.

Dogs on a lead are welcome in the garden.

A free public car park is situated 100m from the cottage.

Friday morning visits are available for pre-booked groups of 12–15 people between April and September. Guided tours take around 1 hour 15 minutes and can be tailored to suit the needs of the group, with themes including life in pre-Industrial Revolution times, textiles, furniture, weaving and ancestral research.

We also offer visits for people with learning difficulties and visually impaired people.

Coach parking is available 400m from the cottage.

The property manager is happy to visit local schools. For more details, please contact the property.

Parking is available on the street beside the cottage.

Access to and around the cottage is difficult, with two steps into the cottage, uneven floors, winding stairs and low ceilings.

There is an uneven, sloping garden with narrow gravel paths.

A subtitled audiovisual programme is available.