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Event National Museum of Rural Life

Festive Weekend

9 Dec - 10 Dec 2023
10:30 - 15:00

Free with museum admission and Annual Pass

Celebrate the festive season at the National Museum of Rural Life with family-friendly crafts and live music.

🎨Festive crafts

10:30–12:30 & 13:30–15:00 (drop-in)
Learning Centre

Join our creative team for fun, sustainable, festive craft activities. Make a Christmas tree decoration to take home or your own reindeer dust to sprinkle on Christmas Eve.

🎻Live music

14:00–15:00 (drop-in)
Tools Gallery

Join Glasgow-based folk duo Mairi McGillivray (voice and fiddle) and Katie Allen (guitar and fiddle) from Live Music Now Scotland for a family-friendly performance of traditional songs in Gaelic, Scots and other traditional styles.

For more music designed specifically for little ones, book a ticket for Traditional Tunes for Tiny People.

Visitor information


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.

Find out more about our access information.


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