Weavers Cottage Exterior

This section of the museum evokes the country way of life of rural Ulster in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Many homes were more than just places to live – they were also places of business.  This weaver’s cottage is a good example – you can imagine the whole family here, the children combing and carding the flax, their mother spinning flax fibres into yarn, and man of the household at his loom, weaving the yarn into linen cloth.