Coming soon Event National Museum of Rural Life

Twisting Tales

8 Feb - 9 Feb 2020

Free with museum admission and Annual Pass

Bring your family to this weekend of willow crafts, storytelling, and traditional music.

Tiny Tractor Troopers

Join Dan the Story Man for Tiny Tractor Troopers, an interactive storytelling workshop that explores the inner workings of the tractor! Find out about the impact this technology has had on the lives of the people of Scotland and how we work the land.

Aimed at age 4+, though older siblings are welcome to join

Location: Theatre

Traditional Tunes for Tiny People

Join Live Music Now Scotland musicians for a tuneful activity for ages 0-5.

Aimed at age 0-5, though older siblings are welcome to join

11:30, 13:30, 14:45 & 15:45 (30 mins sign up) in the Learning Centre. Limited spaces, sign up on the day.

Willow crafts

Have a go at weaving your own masterpiece out of willow and find out more about what its different uses!

12:00 – 16:00, Tools Gallery, drop-in


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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.

Header image: Making willow craft at the National Museum of Rural Life © Ruth Armstrong Photography.

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