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National Museum of Rural Life

  • East Kilbride
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The national Museum of Rural life invites you to roll up your sleeves and get hands on as you explore and discover what life on a working farm has been like over the years.

You’ll learn all about the machinery involved including tractors and combine harvesters, great for any mini motor heads. Meet Tamworth pigs, fluffy sheep and clucking chickens. See if you can spot the Airgead II and Ceo V, the resident highland calves. Go for a tour around the period farmhouse, or visit the 1950’s byre and get to grips with milking.

Keen gardeners will love exploring the Garden Detectives display. This is a sensory experience that allows you to get at one with nature without having to go outside. Feel like a detective as you snoop around the lifelike garden, whilst taking in garden like smells and whistling sounds of nature.

  • Combine harvesters
  • Interactive displays
  • Animals to swoon over

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed 25th - 26th December & 1st January


General Admission
Adults: £7.00
Kids: £4.00
Concessions: £6.00
Under 5's: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £19.00

Travel & Contact Information


Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, G76 9HR, Scotland

Phone number

0300 123 6789



Click here to visit National Museum of Rural Life's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, National Museum of Rural Life is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

The ground floor, but not the first floor, of the farmhouse is accessible by wheelchair. 

Yes, National Museum of Rural Life have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome outdoor.

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