National Museum of Rural Life Scotland

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




0300 123 6789

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A farmer tends the fields at the National Museum of Rural Life
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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


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.
photograph of carved pumpkin

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


photograph of binoculars

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


Please check website nearer the time for more details.