Get to grips with farm machinery and harvesting equipment this February at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

Visit our mini-mechanics garage and learn how to service and look after a tractor, take a tour around our Combine store to our giant farming and harvesting machines and have a go on mini on a John Deere tractors. Get inspiration from our farm machinery collection to design and build farm machines of the future using K'nex.

Investigate more about our collection of tractors and harvesters before you visit the National Museum of Rural Life.

  • Investigating the Tools Gallery inside the National Museum of Rural Life © Ruth Armstrong

    Investigating the Tools Gallery inside the National Museum of Rural Life © Ruth Armstrong
  • All aboard the Farm Explorer to Wester Kittochside © Ruth Armstrong

    All aboard the Farm Explorer to Wester Kittochside © Ruth Armstrong
  • Take a tour in our Combine harvester store © Wattie Cheung Photography

    Take a tour in our Combine harvester store © Wattie Cheung Photography
  • Take a trip on the Farm Explorer to the Wester Kittochside © Ruth Armstrong

    Take a trip on the Farm Explorer to the Wester Kittochside © Ruth Armstrong
  • Clayton Shuttleworth Combine Harvester in the combine store at National Museum of Rural Life.

    Clayton Shuttleworth Combine Harvester in the combine store at National Museum of Rural Life.
  • Let your little ones have a go on our John Deere mini tractors © Ruth Armstrong

    Let your little ones have a go on our John Deere mini tractors © Ruth Armstrong
  • Field Marshall Tractor series 1 at the National Museum of Rural Life © Ruth Armstrong

    Field Marshall Tractor series 1 at the National Museum of Rural Life © Ruth Armstrong
  • K’nex pieces by Justin Rumao on Flickr https://flic.kr/p/uf5uW under license CC BY-SA 2.0

    K’nex pieces by Justin Rumao on Flickr https://flic.kr/p/uf5uW under license CC BY-SA 2.0
  • Try our the Ferguson TE20 tractor in the Picnic Field © Ruth Armstrong

    Try our the Ferguson TE20 tractor in the Picnic Field © Ruth Armstrong

Header image: Having a go on the mini John Deere tractors at National Museum of Rural Life.

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Harvesting machinery of the 20th century

At the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride we have a significant collection of 20th century harvesting machines in our large machinery store. There are examples of machines used in the different aspects of harvesting from combines, threshing and baling machines.
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Tractors

From the early 20th century, the tractor helped to transformed farm life in Scotland. There are several examples on display in the collection at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.
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Farm Matters

For a look back at the seasonal happenings and events in 2017, follow the #12DaysofRural here.
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Event information

When

10 Feb - 11 Feb 2018
11:00-16:00

Where

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

How much

Included as part of normal museum 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 

Discounts are available for those travelling by bicycle and groups

Find out more

Find out how to get to Go Wild here.

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

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