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National Museum of Rural Life

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

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National Museum of Rural Life

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


Annual Pass*

Adult £10
Over 65s £9
Student, Young Scot, Disabled, Unemployed** £8
Child 5-15 £7
Under 5s Free †

National Museums Scotland Members Free †
National Trust for Scotland Members Free †

15% off when you book as a family***

*Tickets are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of purchase (additional charge for some events). Find out more about Terms and conditions apply for Annual Pass

†Additional charge for some events.
**Valid ID required. Carers of diabled people free.
***15% off when you buy up to three Child 5–15 tickets alongside up to any two Adult or Concession tickets, with
a maximum of five tickets in total. Cannot be used in conjunction with Member tickets or any other discount or offer.

Discounts available for group bookings.

School visits are free; some workshop charges apply. 

Opening times

Museum open
Open daily, 10:00 - 17:00

A child plays with bamboo chimes

Play park and picnic area

Test your skills in our ever-popular play park, including 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
A tractor pulls along a carriage of visitors at the National Museum of Rural Life.

Farm Explorer

Take a ride on our Farm Explorer tractor-trailer and travel to our working farm in style, enjoying the sights as you go. 

Farm Explorer tractor-trailer ride tickets are available at the museum ticket desk. Tickets are on a first-come first-served basis with limited availability each day. From Friday 29 March the last tractor to the farm departs at 16:00, and the Farmhouse closes at 16:30.

More activities to try with kids
Visitors look at a willow sculpture of a cat sitting on a wall

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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Family walk at Wester Kittochside farm

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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Plan a schools visit

You can book to visit the museum free of charge with your pupils. The farm, agriculture, traditional farming, food chains, rural life and Scottish History – whatever your topic, come on a visit to find out more.

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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.

Museum map


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

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