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Event National Museum of Rural Life

Woolly Weekend

20 May - 21 May 2023
11:00 - 16:00

Free with museum admission and Annual Pass


Join us for a weekend of all things woolly!

Woolly farmyard friends

Meet alpacas and a variety of sheep breeds in the museum courtyard

Sheep shearing

Head up to the farm to see some of our Scottish Blackface flock get their summer 'do with YouTube sensation Cammy Wilson from The Sheep Game

Makers and crafters

Watch live demonstrations of wool-based crafts.

Family crafts

Join us in our Learning Centre for some family-friendly activities.

Scottish Blackface sheep © Andy Catlin

See wool-themed craft demonstrations.

See our shearer at work © Ruth Armstrong

Take part in family activities.


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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.

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