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Willow Harvest

2 Feb 2020
10:30 - 14:00

Free with museum admission and Annual Pass



Help us bring in this year's crop and find out what willow is used for.

Booking information

Limited spaces, booking essential

Call 0131 247 4369 to book

Join basket maker Lise Bech to bring in this year's willow harvest. Learn about the varieties of willow growing on site and their various uses with the chance to take a few cuttings home.

Children are more than welcome to take part though must be accompanied by an adult at all times. It can be wet and muddy so appropriate outdoor clothing is essential.

Equipment and refreshments will be provided on the day but please bring your own lunch.


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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.

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Header image: Willow baskets at the National Museum of Rural Life.

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