Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. This traditional Kilbarchan cottage will transport you back to when hand-woven textiles were the pride of Scotland’s weaving industry. Discover an original 200-year-old loom where tartans are woven, and even have a go at weaving and pirn winding yourself. Look out for plants used to make traditional dyes in the garden.
Explore this hands-on museum, where the traditional weaver's craft comes to life. 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.
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.
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.