National Museum of Rural Life

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

National Museum of Rural Life

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


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

The Museum is currently closed to the public until further notice.

Museum at home

Although our museums remain closed, there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online.

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

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Although our museums remain closed due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online. 

See our Museum at home pages for our range of films, games and resources.

Update for Annual Pass holders