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Our working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life is home to Ayrshire, Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens and Clydesdale horses.
Tamworth pigs are well suited to the Scottish climate and are one of the oldest surviving pig breeds....
One of Britains's most distinctive, and best-known breeds, with a long, thick, flowing coat of rich hair and majestic sweeping hor...
Our beautiful Clydesdale horses are one of the star attractions at the National Museum of Rural Life...