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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


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Meet Victor

Victor was born on Friday 10 March 2023. He is a Limousin/Jersey cross. Meet him and our other new arrivals up at the farm this spring.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest farm news ⬇️

News from the farm
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Play park and picnic area

Test your skills in our ever-popular play park, including a new musical arbour, basket swing and magnifying posts to help you get closer to nature.

With picnic tables and plenty of wide-open space, our play and picnic area is the perfect place to take a break during your visit.

Top activities to try with kids
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Willow Sculpture Trail

Inspired by the wildlife often spotted around the museum site and the animal residents at our farm, willow artist Anna Cross has created a beautiful collection of willow sculptures for you to discover as you explore outdoors.

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Family walk at Wester Kittochside farm

Support us

As a charity, we rely on your donations to care for our animals and our special landscape. Please donate today to support our work.

Thank you.

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Plan a schools visit

You can book to visit the museum free of charge with your pupils. The farm, agriculture, traditional farming, food chains, rural life and Scottish History – whatever your topic, come on a visit to find out more.

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Museum map

Plan your visit to the National Museum of Rural Life with our map to view online or print at home.

Museum map


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

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