National Museum of Rural Life

Experience life in the countryside at this five-star museum and historic working farm, set in 170 acres between East Kilbride and Glasgow.

In the museum, learn about the land, people and ways of working that have shaped Scotland's rural history, and discover Scotland's largest collection of tractors, combine harvesters and other farming machinery.

Just a short walk from the museum is the working farm, home to Ayrshire, Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens and Clydesdale horses. While the farmhouse is temporarily closed, the farm steading and gardens are open to explore.  

The museum's gift shop and award-winning Shielings Café are also open, accepting card payments only.


A range of new safety measures have been put in place, including the introduction of timed entry to ensure that staff can manage numbers and maintain physical distancing. All visitors need to book a timed entry ticket online in advance of their visit. Please visit for details.


Tel: 0300 123 6789

Location: Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR

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