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Weaver’s Cottage

Atmospheric cottage and 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.

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About this place

At this traditional Kilbarchan weaver’s cottage we 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.

The property has an attractive garden, where traditional dye plants including woad and madder are grown, along with a wide range of cottage garden plants.

Our accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award