Join us this Father’s Day for some creepy crawlies inspired fun as we celebrate National Insect Week at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.


Fascinating for adults and children alike…

Entomology collection
Time 12:00 – 16:00
Meet our entomologist and take a closer look at specimens from our entomology collection. Can you help ID some of our mystery insects?

Edible insects
Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Find out more about entomophagy and why bugs are on the menu. Have a taste of some of our baked treats made with some very special ingredients!

Cool Creatures
10:30 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 16:30 (drop in)
Meet some of our more exotic insects, arthropods and arachnids face to face. From a giant millipede and cockroaches to beetles and Spiders!

Perfect for younger visitors….

Bug Hunting
Time: 10:30, 12:00, 14:00 & 15:30 (sign up on the day, 45 minutes)
We’re going on a bug hunt! What insects do you think you’ll meet on the way? Join our expert ranger to find out more about the wee beasties that live in our hedgerows, under our rocks and in our garden.

Antennae antics
Time: 12:00 – 16:00
Inspired by our entomology collection, make your own colourful antennae to take home.

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Header image: Dufresne beetles in the collection at National Museums Scotland.

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National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass

Pay once and visit all year with the new National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass.
Event information


17 Jun 2018


National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride, G76 9HR

How much

Free with museum admission and Annual Pass

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 for National Art Pass holders: Free 

Discounts are available for those travelling by bicycle and groups

Booking information

*Our child-friendly activities are designed with families in mind.

You are welcome to see which is the most suitable for your family though younger visitors will need assistance from parents or carers to complete some tasks.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Find out how to get to Daddy Long Legs Day here.

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

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