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Event National Museum of Rural Life

Woolly Weekend

28 May - 29 May 2022
11:00 - 16:00

Free with museum admission and Annual Pass


Join us for a weekend of all things woolly!

  • Meet sheep and alpacas in the courtyard

  • Live sheep shearing

  • Sheep life drawing for families

  • Live demonstrations of crafts such as spinning, felting and weaving

  • Petting zoo open from 12:00 - 15:00 with a rabbit, guinea pig, duck, chicken plus lots of mini beasts

  • Make your own pompom or sheep mask in our craft room.

Scottish Blackfaced sheep.

Take part in wool-themed activities.


See our shearer at work.

Take part in family activities.



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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 £9
Concessions £8*
Child £6 (under 5 free) 
Family of 4 £25 (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.

For more information, click here. 

Images: Wool related activities at the National Museum of Rural Life  © Ruth Armstrong Photography and © Andy Catlin

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