National Museum of Rural Life

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

Go Wild in Autumn

14 Oct - 22 Oct 2017
Holiday fun for active adventurers this autumn at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.


31 Oct 2017
Spooky happenings in the country this Halloween at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

Autumn Stargazing

8 Nov 2017
Look to the skies above 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.

Farm Matters

Visit Wester Kittochside to see the daily happenings on our 1950s working farm.

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

Shielings Café

Due to essential maintenance, the Shielings Café will be serving cold food only on Monday 2 October, apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Farm Explorer

Please be aware the Farm Explorer Tractor Trailer Ride will not be running Monday 9 October, apologies for any inconvenience caused.


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

How to find us

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