Top 10 things to see and do

Your farming adventure starts here...

1. Learn about the land

Our museum galleries are the first stop on your rural adventure. Here you'll discover how the land, people and new ways of working have shaped Scotland's rural history. Then head up to the working farm to see history in action.

Two women looking at a museum display


2. Become a tractor fan

Did you know that the museum hosts Scotland's largest collection of tractors, combine harvesters and other farming machinery? Find out more about the collection, and see them for yourself in the Tractor Store.

A tractor in a museum display

3. Get your wellies on…

…for a walk to the farm! This ten-minute country stroll takes you along a path overlooking the fields and hedgerows.

A family of 6 wearing wellies and waterproofs

4. All aboard the Farm Explorer

Don't fancy a walk? You can always ride to the farm in true country style in the Farm Explorer tractor-trailer.

A tractor in a field pulling a trailer


5. Step back in time

When you step into our Georgian farmhouse, you'll step back in time. Lanarkshire's Reid family lived there for ten generations, and the house is decorated as it would have been in the 1950s.

The interior of a 1950s farmhouse

6. Make friends on the farm

Meet cattle, pigs, sheep and hens on our working farm – and look out for Sooty, the farm cat, patrolling the farmyard or asleep in the sun.

A family looking at a calf


7. Marvel at milk

Discover how the experts milk the Ayrshire cows in our herd. Watch a milking demonstration and find out more about this Scottish breed of cow.

Dairy cows being milked


8. Meet our Clydesdales 

Did you know that before tractors were invented, horses used to pull ploughs and carry heavy loads on the farm? Meet our Clydesdales Mhairi and Anna up at the farm or in the fields.

A family of four meeting a horse


9. Make time for tea

Don’t forget to round off your visit with a stop at our award-winning café, the perfect place for some good old-fashioned home baking.

A cafe interior

10. Celebrate the seasons

Life on the farm changes constantly and the countryside looks very different in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Come back for one of our seasonal events to see the museum in a new light.

A group of adults and children feeding a lamb

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Pay once, visit all year with an Annual Pass!

Tickets are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of purchase. Terms and conditions apply.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Although our museums remain closed due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), there are lots of ways to explore and learn about our amazing collections online. 

See our Museum at home pages for our range of films, games and resources.

Update for Annual Pass holders