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Event National Museum of Rural Life

Spring Explorers

8 Apr - 11 Apr 2024
10:30 - 15:30

Learning Centre, Theatre and Tools Gallery

Free with museum admission and Annual Pass 

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A child running through a garden of flowers.

A small boy in the farmhouse garden at the National Museum of Rural Life.

© Ruth Armstrong Photography

A small boy in the farmhouse garden at the National Museum of Rural Life.

© Ruth Armstrong Photography

Our Spring Explorers school holiday activities are back at the National Museum of Rural Life.

Spring Planting  

Times: 10:30–12:30 & 13:30–15:30 (drop-in) 

Location: Learning Centre  

Join our team to make a newspaper pot, fill it with compost and choose from a selection of vegetables and pollinator-friendly flowers to plant. Then decorate a plant marker so you can remember what’s in your pot. 

Farming Fables 

Times: 11:00–11:30, 12:30–13:00 & 14:30–15:00 (sign up on the day) 

Location: Theatre  

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the museum and make some bread, of course! Join Allison Galbraith for the story of a big red hen and her hungry friends. With songs, puppets and dancing, this retelling of a classic tale will entertain the whole family. 

Mystery Objects  

Location: Tools Gallery  

We have lots of weird and wonderful things in our collection. See if you can identify our mystery museum objects, and find out how they were used on farms throughout Scotland. 

To the farm at the National Museum of Rural Life

Plan Your Visit

National Museum of Rural Life
East Kilbride
G76 9HR

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit

Access

We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • 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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