National Museum of Rural Life

Take in the sights, smells and sounds of a 1950s working farm, complete with dairy cows and sheep, at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.

National Museum Of Rural Life

About National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR
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There's so much to see and do at the National Museum of Rural Life. Spend a day in the countryside, uncover Scotland's unique rural history and meet the animals on the farm!

The nine million pound project comprises a museum and visitor centre, the Georgian farm buildings of Wester Kittochside, the species-rich fields around it and a large events area.

In The Museum
Learn about the land, people and ways of working that have shaped Scotland’s rural history, and discover Scotland’s largest collection of tractors, combine harvesters and other farming machinery.

Explore The Countryside
Just a short walk or ride from the museum is our working farm. The walk takes about ten minutes, with paths overlooking fields and hedgerows. Our Farm Explorer tractor-trailer runs regularly from the museum.

Meet The Animals
Our working farm is home to Ayrshire, Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens and Clydesdale horses. With each season there is something new to see, from new born lambs to fresh harvesting.

Visit The Farmhouse
Visit the Georgian farmhouse where Lanarkshire’s Reid family lived for ten generations. See rooms as they would have been in the 1950s and explore the bothy, outbuildings and kitchen garden.

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Upcoming Events at National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life Summer Trail - CANCELLED

National Museum of Rural Life Summer Trail - CANCELLED

27th June 2020 - 28th September 2020

Take a walk in the countryside on the brand new family trail at National Museum of Rural Life, and see what you can spot on the way to the farm!
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Halloween Party - CANCELLED

Halloween Party - CANCELLED

31st October 2020

There's lots of spooky happenings at the award-winning National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride this Halloween!
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Christmas Fair at the Farm - CANCELLED

Christmas Fair at the Farm - CANCELLED

6th December 2020

Celebrate Christmas down on the farm with festive donkeys and a visit to Santa and his tractor-driving elf at the award-winning National Museum of Rural Life!
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Winter Wreath Workshop - CANCELLED

Winter Wreath Workshop - CANCELLED

13th December 2020

Book a space on the National Museum of Rural Life's festive workshop and create your own wreath to take home inspired by the winter colours of the countryside.
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Willow Harvest

Willow Harvest

7th February 2021

Put on your wellies and join us for the annual Willow Harvest at National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride!
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