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Trails for the National Museum of Rural Life

Primary level trails

Select from the options below to support your visit. Trails are designed specifically for those at a primary school level. 


Explore the museum with Sue the sheepdog! Use the trail to find out about our bee's and fun facts about our animals in the farm.

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Explore the museum with Penelope, find out loads about the museum and even design your own tractor!

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Join Clyde the horse on a journey around the museum galleries to find out about the land, people and ways of working that have shaped Scotland’s rural past.

Then take on the super spotter challenge as you explore the great outdoors on your way up to and around the farm.



Inspired by the wildlife often spotted around the museum site and the animal residents at our farm, willow artist Anna Cross has created a beautiful collection of willow sculptures for you to discover as you explore outdoors. Anna used a range of willow varieties to capture the character of the animals, from our well-loved farm cat to a soaring buzzard.


Explore the farm and find out about the animals you can find here!


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