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Museums and Galleries near to East Kilbride
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National Museum of Rural Life (2 miles)
East Kilbride
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)
Blantyre
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)
Glasgow
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)
Glasgow
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)
Glasgow
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.
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre (7 miles)
Motherwell
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre Museum with changing exhibitions, hand-on discovery, craft activities, family events and a garden play area.
Glasgow Science Centre (8 miles)
Glasgow
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
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)
Glasgow
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!
Hunterian Museum (8 miles)
Glasgow
Hunterian Museum Museum, shop and cafe with hands-on exhibits, mummies, dinosaurs and meteorites.
Clydebank Museum (13 miles)
Clydebank
Clydebank Museum 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)
Kilmarnock
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)
Dumbarton
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)
Irvine
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)
Stirling
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Museum, Art Gallery and Allies Garden, a family friendly garden and play area in the museum grounds.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (26 miles)
Inverclyde
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)
Stirling
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regime The Regimental Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments using a rich collection of material from all around the world.
The Linlithgow Story Museum (27 miles)
Linlithgow
The Linlithgow Story Museum Come and see what Linlithgow was like way back in the olden times. Take a walk through the beautiful garden and explore the live willow maze.
Boness Motor Museum (29 miles)
Boness
Boness Motor Museum An interesting mix of classic cars and James Bond 007 memorabilia including props from Film and TV. Also on site is a childrens soft play area as well as a bar and diner.
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum (30 miles)
Sanquhar
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum Museum telling of life in the past in Sanquhar. Open April to September.
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (30 miles)
Ayr
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)
Wanlockhead
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.
Castle House Museum (31 miles)
Argyll
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)
Dunfermline
Pittencrieff House Museum Museum located in Pittencrieff Park with a fully accessible exhibition called Magic of the Glen plus visit St Margarets Cave too!
Bute Museum (36 miles)
Isle of Bute
Bute Museum The island's history from a Bronze age Princess' necklace to a Penny Farthing bicycle, and its wildlife including a touch-table of interesting objects and a seal for stroking will inspire children and their parents to further explore our Island.
National War Museum (40 miles)
Edinburgh
National War Museum Discover how war and military service have touched the lives of countless Scots. In the magnificent setting of Edinburgh Castle, explore over 400 years of the Scottish military experience. Uncover stories of courage and determination, victory and defeat, heroics and heartbreak and find out how war has left...
National Museum of Scotland (40 miles)
Edinburgh
National Museum of Scotland Another great museum. All our collections have tales to tell. See treasures from the edges of history and trace Scotland's story from fascinating fossils to popular culture. For generations we've collected key exhibits from all over Scotland and beyond.
Museum on the Mound (40 miles)
Edinburgh
Museum on the Mound Want to see a million pounds? See Scotland's oldest banknote? Explore the changing face of Edinburgh? Build a model home? Crack open a safe? These are just some of the things you can see and do at the Museum on the Mound.
St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments (41 miles)
Edinburgh
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.
Museum of Childhood (41 miles)
Edinburgh
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)
Edinburgh
The People's Story Museum The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play from the late 18th century to today. Visitors can see displays showing a bookbinder’s workshop, a wartime kitchen and much more, all packed with real objects. You can even see a former jail, an original part of this...
The Museum of Edinburgh (41 miles)
Edinburgh
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)
Edinburgh
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 five-star visitor attraction, Our Dynamic Earth
National Mining Museum Scotland (44 miles)
Newtongrange
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)
Argyll
Strachur Smiddy 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)
Argyll
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)
Prestonpans
Prestongrange Museum 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.
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum (53 miles)
Dumfries
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
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.
Methil Heritage Centre (54 miles)
Methil
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)
Selkirk
Lochcarron of Scotland Visitor Centre Weavers of the world's largest range of Pure New Wool Tartans. Working mill, museum and visitor centre.
Kilmartin House Museum (57 miles)
Argyll
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 stone axe polisher!
National Museum of Flight (59 miles)
North Berwick
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 Lothian’s five star attraction with indoor and outdoor fun. Children under 5 free!
Shambellie House Museum of Costume (59 miles)
Dumfries
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)
Hawick
Textile Towerhouse A beautifully restored building which uses period rooms, figures and audiovisuals to explain the turbulent past of the town and the tower. With a regular programme of changing exhibitions and children's schoolroom.
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (6 miles)
Motherwell
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)
Motherwell
Amazonia 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...
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (23 miles)
Alexandria
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre A small centre attached to a garden centre close to Loch Lomond. Around 30 birds in total. Regular flying displays and some handling opportunities. They also run introductory days, hawk walks and hunting days.
Loch Lomond Aquarium (23 miles)
Balloch
Loch Lomond Aquarium A visit to Loch Lomond Aquarium is not complete without a journey through our magnificent Ocean Tunnel displaying over twenty species of tropical fish from around the world. Here you will find fishy facts on our six black tip sharks, two nurse sharks and our very own footballer zebra shark, Sir Bobby Robson.

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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