National Museum of Rural Life

Experience life in the countryside at our five-star museum, farmhouse and historic working farm.

Christmas Fair at the Farm

9 Dec 2018
Celebrate Yuletide on the farm at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass

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

Farm Matters

Welcome to the changing seasons on the Wester Kittochside Farm, East Kilbride.

The story of the plough

After 4,000 years the plough is still with us and its development has been at a slow and steady pace but the basic technology has remained the same. Discover more about this essential tool through ploughs in our collection.

Tamworth pig

Tamworth pigs are well suited to the Scottish climate and are one of the oldest surviving pig breeds.

School visits to National Museum of Rural Life

Get a healthy dose of fresh country air and take in the sights, sounds and smells as your class explores our 1950s working farm.
Museum information

Opening times

Daily: 10:00-17:00

Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January


Annual Pass
Pay once and visit all year with the National Museum of Rural Life Annual Pass (excluding charging event days).

Adult: £7
Concessions: £6*
Child: £4 (under 5 free)
Family of 4 £19 (2 adults and 2 children)
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
National Trust for Scotland Members: Free (additional charge for some events)

* 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people. Carers of disabled people free.

Discounts available for group bookings and those travelling by bicycle.

School visits are free; some workshop charges apply.

How to find us

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road,
East Kilbride,
G76 9HR
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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