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Sma' Shot Cottages

Opens in 1 min: 12:00 - 16:00
Open today: 12:00 - 16:00
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A hidden gem.

Before we did the tour we enjoyed a fabulous Afternoon Tea. Wonderful tasty freshly made... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Another "Must See" attraction in Paisley

It has a Museum dedicated to the Paisley Weavers, and an actual dwelling where the Weavers Lived... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Paisley, United Kingdom
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The Sma' Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history. Come along and join us in our tea room, where we serve beverages and homemade goods...more
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2 Sma_ Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG, Scotland
+44 141 889 1708
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All reviews the cottages local history step back in time tea room freshly made sandwiches excellent museum interesting place toasties well worth a visit hidden gem weavers tearoom heritage weaving glimpse volunteers insight
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Before we did the tour we enjoyed a fabulous Afternoon Tea. Wonderful tasty freshly made sandwiches and amazing home made cakes. Excellent value for money. The guided tour is informative and hugely interesting. The various room settings in two buildings are very well curated. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kateandali
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Well worth a visit if you are in Paisley, to see the cottages and how the people lived and how cramped the living conditions were , also to see how the buildings have been maintained. Parking around them is difficult though there is two or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank johnhunter217
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It has a Museum dedicated to the Paisley Weavers, and an actual dwelling where the Weavers Lived and Worked. Take the younger members of your Family so they can see what life was like in those times.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Papatommyc7
Reviewed 12 August 2018

What amazing piece of local history. Well worth searching this place out.The vounteers were so knowledgeable and made the place come alive

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank albaGlasgow
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Visited with my son, he loved it and I love the fact that you get a wee glimpse into paisleys history with the cottages done up the way they are and with all their wee knickknacks, the volunteers are very friendly and tell you everything...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank t0rij89
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Love this area, love the history and heritage that can be found here. Feel like I could actually be one of the workers in the mill.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Haggischick007
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

While doing canvassing for a charity event we came into the sma shot cottage and was greeted by Aileen (I'm sure that was her name). This member of staff was out your guide around the attraction and gripped us all with a great knowledge of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 6 July 2018

tells a lot about the early history of the cotton and weaving industry. the cottages are well ehibited and the staff helpful and there is tea room - we did not visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dorothy1207
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The cottages provide a glimpse of an age not all that long ago. The small living quarters are furnished with time appropriate furniture and furnishings and the docents prove keen insight into the lives that were lived there.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Take a step back in time and visit Sma' Shot Cottages opened Wednesday and Saturday April - October well worth the visit for adults as well as kids, have been several times and always learn something new. There is a lovely wee gift shop with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank angelaL7572RD
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check their website smashotcottages co uk 10-15 minute car trip from the Gleniffer Braes. 2 Sma Shot Lane, Paisley, PA1 2HG