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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

Roll up your sleeves and get hands-on at The National Museum of Rural Life. Nestled in the picturesque Scottish countryside, it charts what life on a working farm has been like over the years with a thorough introduction to the people, places and processes.

You’ll learn all about the machinery involved including tractors and combine harvesters - great for any mini motor heads! You’ll also be given an audience with Tamworth pigs, plus the local sheep and chickens. Excitingly there was a special delivery late last year of a pair of eight-month-old Highland calves. In the tradition of Gaelic naming, they’ve been called Airgead II and Ceo V and are both adorable!

There are some great family-focused events throughout the year like lambing in the Spring, or their Woolly Weekend: an annual celebration of sheep shearing and crafts. Then there’s the fantastically titled, Heavy Horse Show, which sees huge horses and teeny tiny Shetlands compete in an array of events. As the summer months roll on, this would be a great way to get the family outdoors.

  • History of working farm life
  • Meet animals including the new Highland calves
  • Seasonal events all year round


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • 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

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st January.


Adults: £7.00

Concessions: £6.00

Kids: £4.00

Under 5's: Free

Family: £19.00


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East Kilbride

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