National Museum of Rural Life

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

Farm Matters

Welcome to the new season on the Wester Kittochside Farm, East Kilbride.

Things to see and do

New! Learn about bees and the importance of all pollinators in our new bee area.


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.

School visits to National Museum of Rural Life

Get a healthy dose of fresh country air and take in the sights, sounds and smells as your class explores our 1950s working farm.
Museum information

Opening times

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


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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