National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life

The museum will be closed from 21 November until 11 December inclusive.

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Temporary museum closure

Following updated Scottish Government guidelines, the National Museum of Rural Life will be closed from 21 November until 11 December inclusive.

Reopening

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

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.

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 (2m). 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.

National Museum of Rural Life

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

Admission

Advance online booking required

Pay once and visit all year with the Annual Pass
Adult £9
Concession £8*
Child (5–15) £6 (under 5s free) 
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £25

  • *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 closed between the following dates:

Saturday 21 November – Friday 11 December inclusive

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

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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.

Things to see and do

Museum map

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

View and download the map

Awards

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

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Temporary museum closure

The National Museum of Rural Life will be closed between Saturday 21 November and Friday 11 December inclusive.