A hands-on museum where the traditional weaver's craft comes to life
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.
This traditional Kilbarchan cottage will transport you back to a time when hand-woven textiles were the pride of Scotland’s weaving industry.
Weaver’s Cottage vividly re-creates 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.
Today, the weavers specialise in making tartan on a 200-year-old loom.
Outside, traditional dye plants, including woad and madder, are grown in the garden, along with a wide range of cottage garden plants, both edible and ornamental.