National Museum of Rural Life (2 miles)
National Museum of Rural Life
Working farm and museum where you can get hand-on finding out all about rural life with lots of seasonal activities too.
David Livingstone Centre (4 miles)
David Livingstone Centre
Child-friendly museum with hands-on exhibits and packed with items relating to David Livingstones explorations in Africa plus 20 acres of parkland and gardens. Closed Jan-Mar.
Scottish Football Museum (5 miles)
Scottish Football Museum
Museum and Stadium Tour dedicated to the beautiful game located at Hampden park- the oldest continually used international ground in the world.
The Peoples Palace (6 miles)
The Peoples Palace
Explore the city's social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays.
Scotland Street School Museum (7 miles)
Scotland Street School Museum
A must-see for fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the architect of the building, and tells the story of education in Scotland from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.
St Mungos Museum of Religious Life (7 miles)
St Mungos Museum of Religious Life
Welcoming those of all faiths including none, this friendly and enlightening museum takes an artistic gaze at the world's major religions and is a fascinating but casual educational experience for all ages to enjoy free of charge.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (7 miles)
Glasgow Science Centre (8 miles)
Glasgow Science Centre
Fun, excitement and intrigue with free interactive science shows, fun workshops like the 'Egg Drop Challenge' and the 'Perception Deception', the amazing new BodyWorks' exhibition and 3 floors of fascinating displays showcasing science and life. Glasgow Science Centre is a world of...
Glasgow Riverside Museum (8 miles)
Glasgow Riverside Museum
The Tall Ship is berthed alongside the Museum, creating a fantastic experience in this stunning setting, which also offers over 20 hands on exhibits, plus 3 interactive historically recreated street scenes and over 90 large touch screen activities.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (8 miles)
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Family friendly art gallery and museum including a Mini Museum for under 5s and activity trails plus Spitfires and dinosaurs! Great temporary exhibits!
Clydebank Museum (13 miles)
Museum with permanent exhibitions including large model ships and exhibitions concentrating on Clydebanks proud industrial heritage alongside high specification temporary galleries, for exciting touring exhibitions.
The Dick Institute (16 miles)
The Dick Institute
The museum is nicely family oriented and the ever changing exhibits are frequently focused on children's interests.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton (19 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton
Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine (22 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Irvine
Museum with lots for families to do including building model boats, exploring a vessel and seeing others up close, and entering a workers tenement flat.
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum (26 miles)
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (26 miles)
McLean Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity materials for children. Gift shop.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime (26 miles)
The Linlithgow Story Museum (27 miles)
The Linlithgow Story Museum
Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times, and how it has developed. Learn about battles, royalty, local trades and more, walk through the beautiful garden, and explore the live willow maze.
Boness Motor Museum (29 miles)
Boness Motor Museum
A cool mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 movie memorabilia, plus the Harry Potter Car, Thunderbirds' Hover Bike and real Tardis props from Dr Who!
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum (30 miles)
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (30 miles)
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
In memory of the poet; the museum includes plenty of hands-on and interactive exhibits to keep the kids interested, plus a nice play area outside to reward them for paying attention!
Museum of Lead Mining (30 miles)
Museum of Lead Mining
Visit a real lead mine and learn about the processes and experience. Guided tours down a former working mine. Situated in The Lowther Hills at Wanlockhead, Scotland's Highest Village. Gold Panning available during July and August each year!
Castle House Museum (31 miles)
Castle House Museum
Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Pittencrieff House Museum (34 miles)
Pittencrieff House Museum
Museum located in Pittencrieff Park with Magic of the Glen exhibit, Calum the Cartoon Cockroach trail and other fun educational features plus go underground in the eerie St Margaret's Cave too: in the car park, believe it or not!
Bute Museum (36 miles)
Isle of Bute
Discover the fascinating history, archaeology, and natural history through a number of interesting exhibits and varied items, from the necklace of a Bronze Age princess, to a Penny Farthing! A number of hands on and interactive displays to explore.
National War Museum (40 miles)
National War Museum
Explore over 400 years of Scottish military history within the historic setting of Edinburgh castle. A number of excellent displays that are full of numerous artefacts, will help you discover how war has left its mark on Scotland.
Museum on the Mound (40 miles)
Museum on the Mound
Want to see a million pounds or Scotland's oldest banknote? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh or crack open a safe? You can do this and more at the Museum on the Mound. Free to visit!
National Museum of Scotland (40 miles)
National Museum of Scotland
Has loads of stuff that kids will love, like the life size T Rex, costumed deep sea diving game, Viking Tour and mock archaeological dig site, and more! As educational as you want to make it: lots to learn but lots to just goggle at too!
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments (41 miles)
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments
The oldest concert hall in Scotland and a museum of musical instruments. There are kids' trails, tours for all ages and demonstrations of harpsichords. Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments also on site.
Museum of Childhood (41 miles)
Museum of Childhood
Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane!
The People's Story Museum (41 miles)
The People's Story Museum
Explore the lives of ordinary people in Edinburgh from the late 18th century to present day, in an historic building built in 1591. Plenty to see and do, open all year, and free to visit!
The Museum of Edinburgh (41 miles)
The Museum of Edinburgh
A delightful maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from the Capital’s past. One of many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Edinburgh with kids.
Our Dynamic Earth (41 miles)
Our Dynamic Earth
Thundering tropical storms, icy winds from the North Pole and moving tectonic plates bring the extremes of Planet Earth to life at Edinburgh's 5 star visitor attraction for families.
National Mining Museum Scotland (44 miles)
National Mining Museum Scotland
Guided tours and interesting historical mining information, plus the new Mini Miners' softplay area for kids up to 8, to help soften all the education!
Strachur Smiddy (44 miles)
For the young visitor, the implements, artefacts and photographs on display provide a valuable aid to learning and give a realistic insight into an important aspect of Scotland's rural history.
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum (47 miles)
Auchindrain Township Open Air Museum
Gives visitors a fascinating and authentic insight into how people lived, worked and played in the old Highlands, from the first record of Auchindrain in 1533 to when the last resident moved away in 1967.
Prestongrange Museum (47 miles)
A museum site of major importance in the story of Scotland's Industrial Revolution, you can still see the remnants of glass works, potteries, coal mine and brick works, as well as the Hoffman Kiln and the unique Cornish Beam Engine. Games, toys and trails keep children occupied inside and out.
Perth Museum and Art Gallery (52 miles)
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
One of the oldest museum collections in the UK with a changing exhibition programme that explores the creativity and heritage of Perthshire. Unique collection of art, natural history and archaeology on display and free activities in the galleries.
The Black Watch Castle and Museum (52 miles)
The Black Watch Castle and Museum
A family friendly military museum housed in a dramatic castle, full of uniforms, paintings, medals and military equipment. Learn the history of an elite military regiment that spans nearly 300 years.
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum (53 miles)
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum
An ever expanding aircraft collection, aero engines and a very impressive display of artefacts and personal histories relating to aviation, past and present.
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura (54 miles)
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
Look out for, amongst other things: fossil footprints left by prehistoric animals, the wildlife of the Solway, tools and weapons of our earliest people, stone carvings by Scotland's first Christians and the everyday things of the Victorian farm, plus learn Robert The Bruce's secret from his skull!
Methil Heritage Centre (54 miles)
Methil Heritage Centre
This child friendly and volunteer run museum often hosts fun, family-oriented exhibitions with lots of activities to take part in for toddlers upwards. Exhibitions regularly change, so plan ahead if you can!
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre (54 miles)
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre
Take a tour of a hugely successful working textile mill, museum and visitor centre and you can find out how many goats you need for a jumper, watch proper catwalk samples being made and see the world's largest range of Pure New Wool Tartans!
Kilmartin House Museum (57 miles)
Kilmartin House Museum
An award winning world class centre for archaeology and landscape interpretation. You can also try out a range of hands on activities, including their popular quern stones, and the stone axe polisher!
National Museum of Flight (59 miles)
National Museum of Flight
Something for the whole family! Have you tried to fly our airship, seen a Spitfire, got on board Concorde or completed our assault course?
The museum also includes hands-on games, cafe and shop. East LothianâÂÂÂÂs five star attraction with indoor and outdoor fun. Children...
Shambellie House Museum of Costume (59 miles)
Shambellie House Museum of Costume
Find out about a century of style as you follow fashion from the VIctorian era to the 20th century. It's been partially designed with families in mind to help keep the kids interested.
Textile Towerhouse (60 miles)
A beautifully restored building which uses period rooms combined with modern audiovisuals to tell the the turbulent story of the town and the tower. Plus changing special exhibitions and vintage children's schoolroom with smart dress up and craft activities!
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (6 miles)
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park
Scotland's Theme Park is FUN for ALL the family! A great selection of rides and attractions, from the kiddie's corner to the more thrilling rides and attractions for teens and adults!
Heads of Ayr Park (31 miles)
Alloway by Ayr
Heads of Ayr Park
There's almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And it's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway, thrilling ringo sledging, tunnel land and the combine castle.
Amazonia (6 miles)
Scotland's largest indoor rainforest attraction offering a new fun and educational experience for all ages. It's a unique place to learn and explore, offering children and adults an insight into life in a tropical forest. Visitors are also given the opportunity to take part in daily animal handling...
Thanks for all the great things to do and Museums and Galleries near East Kilbride with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Strathclyde can enjoy the great day out as well.
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