Event National Museum of Rural Life

Sooty's Summer Adventure Trail

29 Jun - 18 Aug 2019

Free with museum admission

This summer, join Sooty our resident moggy for a cat's eye view of life on the farm past and present with our fun family trail.

Pick up a trail at the ticket desk or print one out before you visit, and let Sooty guide you around the site to find out what life was like on the 1950s farm, discover the tractors inside the museum, and follow the path to the farm, and meet our Ayrshire herd, Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle, and the Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens and Clydesdale horses. Keep an eye out for wildlife on your way!


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Museum admission prices

Pay once and visit all year with the National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass. Some events attract a small supplement.


Adult £8
Concessions £7*
Child £5.50 (under 5 free) 
Family of 4 £23 (2 adults and 2 children) 
National Museums Scotland Members free 
National Trust for Scotland Members free (additional charge for some events)


*60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free.


Discounts available for group bookings and those travelling by bicycle.


Find out more about planning your visit.

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.

You can find more access information here.

Our free events programme is supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

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