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We want everyone who comes to our museums to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Changes to your visit

We've made some changes to make visiting the museum safe and enjoyable for our visitors and our staff. Find out more on our Plan Your Visit page.

Getting around the museum

We want everyone who comes to our museums to have a safe and enjoyable visit.

A walk from the museum to the farm takes about ten minutes on paths overlooking the fields and hedgerows. 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. The last tractor to the farm departs at 16:00.

  • Paths have firm, rough surfaces for pushchairs and wheelchairs. However, the distance is approximately half a mile and the path is relatively steep in places.
  • The museum galleries and displays are accessible via lifts and a continuous ramp at a gradient of 1:16.
  • There is seating throughout the main museum building and at regular intervals on the walk to the farm.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in museum buildings and in public areas outdoors on a lead.

Our full access guide can be found at the AccessAble website.

Download a map of the National Museum of Rural Life or pick one up at our information desk when you arrive.

Free entry for carers

Disabled visitors pay a concession for admission, with a carer accompanying for free.

Accessible parking

There is ample free parking at the site, with four designated spaces for disabled visitors near the entrance.

BSL Service

Deaf BSL (British Sign Language) users can make contact using the free ContactSCOTLAND-BSL service.


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