National Museum of Rural Life

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

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National Museum of Rural Life

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


Pay once and visit all year with the Annual Pass
Adult £8
Concession £7*
Child (5–15) £5.50 (under 5s free) 
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £23

  • *Concessions: 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people.
  • Carers of disabled people free.
  • National Museums Scotland Members free 
  • National Trust for Scotland Members free (additional charge for some events)
  • School visits are free; some workshop charges apply
  • Discounts available for group bookings and those travelling by bicycle

Opening times

Open daily 10:00–17:00

Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January

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Pay once, visit all year with an Annual Pass!

Your tickets to the museum are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months.

From newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking – there are plenty of reasons to come back again and again.

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The Reid Family Christmas and New Year

The Wester Kittochside Farm at National Museum of Rural Life was owned and run by the Reid family for more than 400 years. From 1937 - 1982 it was owned by the tenth laird James Coats Reid and he married Margaret Gilmour in 1957. Find out how the Reid family celebrated Christmas and New Year on the farm.

Christmas and New Year

Visiting with children?

Your farming adventure starts here! Check out our suggestions for family fun.

Top 10 activities to try with kids

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We take pride in maintaining the highest standards to make your visit as rewarding as possible.

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