National Museum of Rural Life

Explore life in the countryside at our five-star museum, farmhouse and historic working farm.

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National Museum of Rural Life

Philipshill Road, East Kilbride, G76 9HR
Tel: 0300 123 6789

Admission

Pay once and visit all year with the Annual Pass
Adult £8
Concession £7*
Child (5–15) £5.50 (under 5s free) 
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £23

  • *Concessions: 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people.
  • Carers of disabled people free.
  • National Museums Scotland Members free 
  • National Trust for Scotland Members free (additional charge for some events)
  • School visits are free; some workshop charges apply
  • Discounts available for group bookings and those travelling by bicycle

Opening times

Open daily 10:00–17:00

Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January

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Pay once, visit all year with an Annual Pass!

Your tickets to the museum are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months.

From newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking – there are plenty of reasons to come back again and again.

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Inside the museum

In the museum, learn about the land, people and ways of working that have shaped Scotland's rural history, and discover Scotland's largest collection of tractors, combine harvesters and other farming machinery.

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The Reid Family

The Wester Kittochside Farm at National Museum of Rural Life was owned and run by the Reid family for more than 400 years. The tenth and last Laird of Wester Kittochside left the farm to the National Trust for Scotland and it is now run in partnership with National Museums Scotland.

The Reid Family

Visiting with children?

Your farming adventure starts here! Check out our suggestions for family fun.

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Awards

We take pride in maintaining the highest standards to make your visit as rewarding as possible.

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Farm Explorer Refurbishment

The Farm Explorer transport to the farm will be unavailable from Mon 6 - Mon 27 January due to refurbishment. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.