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Venue hire at National Museum of Rural Life

Venue hire at National Museum of Rural Life

With a diverse range of events spaces and idyllic grounds, the museum is an ideal location for corporate or private events.

Only eight miles from the centre of Glasgow, the National Museum of Rural Life is set in a beautiful 170-acre farm. 

For up to 60 guests, facilities are available for day events such as meetings, lectures and team building activities. In the evening, up to 250 guests can enjoy the museum’s striking Alistair Grant Gallery with large picture windows overlooking the Scottish countryside.

Alistair Grant Gallery

Maximum capacity




This gallery is ideal for evening celebrations such as dinners, receptions, product launches, barn dances and location filming.

Drinks reception


Orientation Area

Maximum capacity




Available for evening events including receptions, product launches and networking events.

Lecture Theatre

Maximum capacity


Theatre style


The theatre is available for day time and evening events such as seminars, meetings, product launches, filming, presentations and press conferences.

Learning Centre

Maximum capacity


Theatre Style


A versatile space, the Learning Centre is a great venue for day time events including seminars, meetings, product launches, filming, presentations and press conferences. Find out more about daily delegate rates, catering and facilities below. Other room layouts available.

The Museum Grounds

Maximum capacity


Available upon request

The 170-acre farm offers unique opportunities for events such as away days, team building activities, product launches, animal shows, wedding photography, farmers’ markets and film and TV location filming.

Meetings at the National Museum of Rural Life

The National Museum of Rural Life offers a unique location for your next meeting, complete with catering, equipment and even a personalised tour of the museum’s 1950s working farm – a great way to reward your staff, colleagues and meeting attendees for all their hard work!

Choose how you would like the Learning Centre configured, and receive all refreshments, lunch, stationery and equipment, plus an optional farm tour, for just £25 per person*.

All bookings include:

  • Hire of Learning Centre (seats up to 20 boardroom-style or 50 theatre-style)
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Buffet lunch including a selection of sandwiches, spicy potato wedges and fresh fruit juice
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Jugs of water and glassware provided throughout the day
  • Flipchart and delegate stationery
  • Projector and screen if required
  • Optional tour of our 1950s working farm, including a ride aboard the Farm Explorer tractor-trailer

More information and bookings

To find out more or to discuss your specific requirements, call the National Museum of Rural Life on 0131 247 4377 or email We look forward to hearing from you.

* £25 per person daily delegate rate includes VAT and applies to groups of 10 or more. For groups of less than 10, a room hire charge of £50 per half day/£100 per full day applies.

Find out more about all the venue hire facilities our museums have to offer here.

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