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The National Museum of Rural Life is now open

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Museum reopening

The National Museum of Rural Life is is now open and tickets are available for online booking.

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Watch the video below to see what changes we've made to make your visit safe and enjoyable.

National Museum of Rural Life

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

Admission

Advance online booking required

Adult Annual Pass £9
Concession Annual Pass £8*
Child Annual Pass (5–15) £6 (under 5s free)
Family Annual Pass (2 adults and 2 children) £25

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Opening times

Museum now open

Open daily, 10.00 - 17:00

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Book online in advance

Timed entry has been introduced to ensure that we can manage numbers and maintain physical distancing. Please book a timed entry ticket online for every member of your group in advance of your visit. This includes National Museums Scotland Members, National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass holders and National Trust for Scotland Members.

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Visiting safely

A range of new safety measures have been put in place in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

This includes pre-booked timed entry, face coverings, enhanced cleaning, sneeze screens, hand sanitising stations and one-way routes in certain areas of the museum where physical distancing is not possible.

We want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit. During your visit, we ask you to:

Please keep your distance from others (1m). Follow the directional signage.
Use the hand sanitiser provided. Please note card payments only.
Wash your hands often. Face coverings must be worn by visitors over 5 years old.

Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.

The Physical Distance Based Capacity (PDBC) for the National Museum of Rural Life based on Scottish Government guidelines is 479.

We're Good to Go

We have acquired VisitBritain’s Good to Go accreditation. This Industry Standard mark means that National Museums Scotland has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and a process to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing.

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Playpark and picnic area

Our ever-popular play park has returned this summer with 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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News from the farm

Summer is in full bloom on the farm with new arrivals, animals out in the fields, the silage harvest completed and the scarecrow has had a makeover.

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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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Museum map

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

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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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Museum reopening

Our museums are now open and tickets are available to book. We can't wait to welcome you back.

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