National Museum of Rural Life

Escape to the countryside for the day to explore our 1950s working farm and award-winning museum.

New! Go Wild in February

10 Feb - 11 Feb 2018
Get to grips with farm machinery and harvesting equipment this February at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

Willow Harvest

4 Feb 2018
Join us at the National Museum of Rural Life for our annual Willow Harvest.


From the early 20th century, the tractor helped to transformed farm life in Scotland. There are several examples on display in the collection at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

Harvesting machinery of the 20th century

At the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride we have a significant collection of 20th century harvesting machines in our large machinery store. There are examples of machines used in the different aspects of harvesting from combines, threshing and baling machines.

Become a Member

Members receive generous discounts plus free access to National Museum of Rural Life and special events throughout the year!
Museum information

Opening times

Daily: 10:00-17:00
Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January

Due to snowy weather conditions, the Museum has had to close early today, 16 January 2018. If you are planning on visiting on 17 January please check the website or call 0300 123 6789 before setting out.


Adult: £7
Concessions: £6
Child: £4 (under 5 free)
Family £19 (2 adults and 2 children)
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
National Trust Scotland Members and National Art Pass holders: Free except for certain events

Discounts are available for schools, those travelling by bicycle and groups

There is an extra charge for some events

Farm Explorer

The Farm Explorer is now operating on winter hours, it will depart from the Museum building on the hour every hour from 11:00. Book your Free ticket at the museum ticket desk.

How to find us

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