The Weaver's Cottage

Weaver's Cottage, Kilbarchan
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Weaver's Cottage, Kilbarchan

Located in the village of Kilbarchan, 2 miles (3 km) west of Johnstone, the Weaver's Cottage is a museum dedicated to the handloom weavers who worked in the village during the 18th and 19th Centuries. A typical 18th century weaver's cottage, it is furnished in period fittings and houses the last working loom of over 800 which were in the village in the 1830s. A National Trust for Scotland property, there are displays of looms, weaving equipment and local historical relics as well as public displays of the equipment in use.

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