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

March 2018

As spring is now officially here and we're delighted to see the arrival of our first lambs for 2018.

Lambing

Contact with sheep during lambing time can pose a health risk to pregnant women. If you are pregnant, or suspect you might be, please read the following NHS Guidelines before visiting the Museum.

Snowdrops

Spring is in the air and our snowdrops are now in full bloom on in the kitchen garden at the Wester Kittochside farmhouse kitchen garden.  Take the 10 minute walk from the museum to the farm or take the Farm Explorer tractor trailer to see for yourself.

January 2018

Welcome to the new season at National Museum of Rural Life. We have been experiencing some really wintry conditions on the Wester Kittochside Farm but spring is in the air.  The first of our calves has arrived Joy, a Jersey heifer born on 14 January and our resident farm cat Sooty has been out and about exploring in the snow.

Above: Our first calf of the season is Joy and was born on the 14 January 2018.

Above: Sooty the farm cat has been out and about in the exploring in the snow.

12 Days of Rural

We had a very busy 2017 at the National Museum of Rural Life with seasonal happenings and events on the farm and at the museum and lots of new arrivals from with Tamworth piglets, over 100 lambs and several calves. Here are just a few of the highlights we've put together in the #12DaysofRural. 

  • Day 1: Meeting a cute foal at our Christmas Fair and Foal Show © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 1: Meeting a cute foal at our Christmas Fair and Foal Show © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 2: Two highland coos Airgead II and Ceo V © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 2: Two highland coos Airgead II and Ceo V © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 3: Three pigs racing at the Country Fair © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 3: Three pigs racing at the Country Fair © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 4: Four hungry calves feeding © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 4: Four hungry calves feeding © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 5: Five #KittochsideCam wildlife stars

    Day 5: Five #KittochsideCam wildlife stars
  • Day 6: Six bees buzzing in Go Wild © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 6: Six bees buzzing in Go Wild © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 7: Seven Woolly Wonders at Woolly Weekend © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 7: Seven Woolly Wonders at Woolly Weekend © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 8: Eight ducks running at the Country Fair © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 8: Eight ducks running at the Country Fair © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 9: Nine ladies leaping at the Heavy Horse Show © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 9: Nine ladies leaping at the Heavy Horse Show © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 10: Ten lambs bleating (we had over 100 lambs born this year) © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 10: Ten lambs bleating (we had over 100 lambs born this year) © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 11 : Eleven Ayrshire cows mooing © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 11 : Eleven Ayrshire cows mooing © Ruth Armstrong Photography
  • Day 12: Twelve Tamworth piglets squeaking © Ruth Armstrong Photography

    Day 12: Twelve Tamworth piglets squeaking © Ruth Armstrong Photography

Header image: The Wester Kittochside farm experiencing snowy conditions, January 2018.

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Admission

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 some events.

How to find us

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National Museum of Rural Life
Wester Kittochside
Philipshill Road,
East Kilbride,
G76 9HR

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