National Museum of Rural Life Scotland

National Museum of Rural Life Scotland
Wester Kittochside
Philipshill Road
East Kilbride
Strathclyde
G76 9HR
Scotland

Website

www.nms.ac.uk/rural

E-mail

info@nms.ac.uk

Telephone

0300 123 6789

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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You'll find plenty to fill your day out at the National Museum of Rural Life. We've got pigs, sheep, cows, horses and hens, as well as an award-winning museum, historic farmhouse and wide open fields. The sights, sounds and smells of Wester Kittochside Farm give you a real sense of life in the countryside. Each season there's something new - lambing, sowing, harvesting, hay-making...

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Agricultural site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Daily 10.00 - 17.00

Closed: 25, 26 December and 1 January

Admission charges

Adults: £6.50
Concessions: £5.50
Child: £3
Child under 5: Free
National Museums Scotland members and The National Trust for Scotland members: Free
There may be an extra charge for some special events.

Collection details

Agriculture

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Go Wild: Paper Potting

  • 19 April 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

Come and plant some seeds to take home with you to grow. What will you choose – bee or butterfly friendly flowers or something tasty to eat?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Activity included in admission price. Adults: £6.50, Concessions: £5.50, Child: £3.00.

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life/whats_on/go_wild1.aspx

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Go Wild: Make a Mini Greenhouse

  • 18 April 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm

Make your very own mini greenhouse. Plant a bean and see how tall it grows in your window at home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Activity included in admission price. Adults: £6.50, Concessions: £5.50, Child: £3.00.

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life/whats_on/go_wild1.aspx

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Easter Sunday Fun Day

  • 20 April 2014 10am-5pm

Meet the Easter Bunny, join in the Easter Egg trail, take part in a craft session and see our new calves and lambs and Anna our new Clydesdale yearling. Our award-winning museum and working farm will be open all day, along with our country café with its hearty home-cooked fare.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Included in admission price. Adults: £6.50, Concessions: £5.50, Child: £3.00.

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life/whats_on/easter_sunday_fun_day.aspx

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Wooly Weekend

  • 24 — 25 May 2014 10am-5pm

On 24 and 25 May we'll be hosting our first-ever Woolly Weekend. Watch sheep shearing, enjoy woolly craft activities and have a go at spinning, felting and knitting.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Activity included in admission price. Adults: £6.50, Concessions: £5.50, Child: £3.00.

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life/whats_on/woolly_weekend.aspx

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Heavy Horse Show

  • 20 July 2014 10am-5pm

Get close up to nearly 200 horses at one of Scotland's biggest heavy horse shows. From Shetlands to Clydesdales, watch the horses compete in a range of classes.

Children can take a pony ride or make a hobby horse in our kids' craft sessions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £8.00/ £7.00, Child £4.50 (under 5 free). Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children £23.00, National Museums Scotland Members free.

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life/whats_on/heavy_horse_show.aspx

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Country Fair

  • 31 August 2014 10am-5pm

Join us for a celebration of all things rural. Meet farmyard creatures in our animal marquee, have a ride on our toy tractors and experience country skills and traditional crafts. Watch the sheepdog trials and have a go at stock judging.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £8.00 / £7.00, Child £4.50 (under 5 free). Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children £23.00. National Museums Scotland Members free.

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life/whats_on/country_fair.aspx

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Halloween in the Country

  • 31 October 2014 5-9pm

Join in the spooky fun on this, the scariest night of the year! Take part in apple dooking, scary trails and lots of spirited activities.

Free, no need to book. Children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life/whats_on/halloween_in_the_country.aspx

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Autumn Stargazing

  • 12 November 2014 7-9pm

Try your eye for astronomy with the Clydesdale Astronomical Society (weather permitting) and find out what the heavens have to offer this autumn. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescopes and ask for advice on how to operate them.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13

Admission

Please check website nearer the time for more details.

Website

http://www.nms.ac.uk/our_museums/museum_of_rural_life/whats_on/autumn_stargazing.aspx

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