Annual Pass

Pay once, visit all year with the amazing Annual Pass.

Annual Pass – pay once, visit all year.

National Museum of Rural Life tickets are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of purchase. Just present your ticket, along with valid ID, to come back as many times as you like for free (some events attract a small supplement). Terms and conditions apply, see below.

With each season comes something new, from newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking – so there are plenty of reasons to come back again and again. When you buy your Annual Pass, sign up to receive our regular enewsletters to stay up to date with all the latest news and special offers.

Museum reopening – book online in advance

The National Museum of Rural Life is now open!

Please note that all visitors, including Annual Pass holders, must book a timed entry ticket online in advance of their visit. This will ensure that we can manage numbers and maintain physical distancing.

Please select the 'Annual Pass holder' ticket option on the booking page. Once you have booked, you will be sent an email confirmation and order number to bring with you when you visit. Please also bring your Annual Pass ticket, or original Annual Pass email confirmation, with you. Without this, you will not be able to access the site and will be asked to pay the normal admission price and this will not be refunded.

If you purchased an Annual Pass before 17 March 2020, we have extended your Pass for five months to cover the period of closure for COVID-19.

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Annual Pass prices

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.

Read the full terms and conditions for our Annual Pass

  • National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass holders can gain free admission to the National Museum of Rural Life during normal daytime opening hours for 12 months from the date of purchase of the Annual Pass (some events attract a small supplement). Your Annual Pass ticket, or email confirmation if purchased online, will act as proof of purchase of an Annual Pass.
  • You must book an arrival slot online prior to your visit. You must show this booking, along with proof of your Annual Pass, on every repeat visit to gain admission. If you arrive at the museum without booking an arrival slot or without your Annual Pass ticket, you will not be able to access the site or you will be asked to pay the normal admission price and this will not be refunded.
  • There may be a small supplement to pay to attend special event days and your Annual Pass ticket must be produced in order to receive this reduced rate. If you cannot prove purchase of an Annual Pass, you will be asked to pay the normal event admission price and this will not be refunded.
  • To qualify for an Annual Pass the full name of the purchaser must be supplied. For more information about the collection and use of your personal data, please see our privacy notice.
  • Annual Passes are not transferable to any other person and passes must only be used by the named Annual Pass holder. An Annual Pass may not be used for group/educational visits or in conjunction with any other concessions, discounts, or for commercial/business use.
  • The National Museum of Rural Life reserves the right to refuse admission.
  • If you purchased an Annual Pass before 17 March 2020 we have extended your pass for 5 months to cover the period of closure for COVID-19.
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Gift Aid

Did you know that National Museums Scotland is a charity? If you are a UK taxpayer you’ll be helping to support the museum even more, as we can claim Gift Aid on your admission. This is worth 25% of the total cost of your Annual Pass, at no additional cost to you.

Plan your visit

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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.