National Museum of Rural Life Scotland

Family walking towards the National Museum of Rural Life
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Escape to the countryside for a full day of family fun at our five-star museum and historic working farm. Tour our period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago, and discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland’s countryside in our museum.
With each season there’s always something fresh to see, from newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking. You’ll also find plenty of life down on our farm: Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, Ayrshire cows, Blackface sheep, Clydesdale horses and White Leghorn and Black Rock hens.

Venue Type:

Museum, 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


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Country Fair

Country Fair

  • 4 September 2016 10am-5pm

Join us for a celebration of all things rural. Get up close to farmyard favourites in the Dog and Duck Show, test your skills on a real digger and experience a variety of country crafts and skills.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£10/ £9, child £6 (under 5s free), family (2 adults, 2 children) £27. National Museums Scotland members and children under 5 go free.


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




0300 123 6789

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