The Weavers’ Cottage is a 18th century loom shop and one of the oldest surviving buildings in Rossendale. The Cottage was rescued from demolition by the then Rawtenstall Civic Society in the 1970’s. All though the rear was lost during a slum clearance program most of the building, along with it’s historically important front and classic internal design was preserved
Renovated into a local heritage centre by fund raising and dedicated members patient effort the building is still run by volunteers today. The Weavers’ Cottage acts both a meeting place for community groups from across Rossendale and a museum.
With displays and working handlooms on the top floor, a victorian kitchen and clog shop on the ground and a tea room between with a changing display on different aspects of Rossendale and beyond we offer a welcoming facility for casual visitors and anyone seeking further information on the area.