National Museum of Rural Life

Escape to the countryside for the day to explore our 1950s working farm and award-winning museum.

Country Fair

3 Sep 2017
Animal antics, farmyard favourites, country skills and crafts at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

Farm Matters

Visit Wester Kittochside to see the daily happenings on our 1950s working farm.

Become a Member

Members receive generous discounts plus free access to National Museum of Rural Life and special events throughout the year!


From the early 20th century, the tractor helped to transformed farm life in Scotland. There are several examples on display in the collection at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.
Museum information

Opening times

Daily: 10:00-17:00
Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January

Farm Explorer

Please be aware the Farm Explorer Tractor Trailer Ride will not be running Saturday 29 July due to an event taking place, apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Adult: £7
Concessions: £6
Child: £4 (under 5 free)
Family £19 (2 adults and 2 children)
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
National Trust Scotland Members and National Art Pass holders: Free except for certain events

Discounts are available for schools, those travelling by bicycle and groups

There is an extra charge for some events

How to find us

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road,
East Kilbride,
G76 9HR
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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