National Museum of Rural Life | Day Out With The Kids

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National Museum of Rural Life

East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit National Museum of Rural Life's website
0300 123 6789

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome outdoor.

Guest suitability

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


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