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Event National Museum of Rural Life

Bugs and Beasties Trail

7 Oct - 17 Nov 2023


Free with museum admission and Annual Pass

Find big bugs and beasties, and learn some fun bug facts, on your way to our working farm.

Follow our Bugs and Beasties Trail to see if you can spot six cardboard creatures on your way up to and around the farm.

Each animal has a fun fact to share, so keep your eyes peeled for the slug, snail, slater, spider, beetle and worm!

Download the trail before your visit, or pick up a copy at the museum.

Autumn Explorers

Why not come along between 17–20 October to find out more about Scotland’s bugs, beasties and creatures with our half term family activities.

Museum admission prices

Annual Pass*

Adult £10
Concession £9
Child 5-15 £7
Under 5s Free †

National Museums Scotland Members Free †
National Trust for Scotland Members Free †

15% off when you book as a family**

*Tickets are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of purchase (additional charge for some events). Find out more about Terms and conditions apply for Annual Pass

†Additional charge for some events.
**15% off when you buy up to three Child 5–15 tickets alongside up to any two Adult or Concession tickets, with
a maximum of five tickets in total. Cannot be used in conjunction with Member tickets or any other discount or offer.

Discounts available for group bookings.

Getting here

National Museum of Rural Life
East Kilbride
G76 9HR

Maps and directions


  • Adapted toilets are available, including baby changing and an adult changing bench.
  • There is an induction loop in the cinema
  • Paths leading to the farm buildings provide firm smooth surfaces for pushchairs and wheelchairs. However, the distance is approximately half a mile and in places, the path is relatively steep. Seating is provided at regular intervals. A tractor and trailer, the Farm Explorer, is provided for this purpose and is suitable for wheelchair users. This service is free of charge and runs regularly throughout the day.
  • The ground floor, but not the first floor, of the farmhouse is accessible by wheelchair.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

For more information, see our Plan your visit section.

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