National Museum of Rural Life

Experience life in the countryside at this five-star museum, farmhouse 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 or tractor-trailer ride from the museum is the working farm, home to Ayrshire, Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens and Clydesdale horses. Meet the animals, then visit the Georgian farmhouse where Lanarkshire's Reid family lived for ten generations. See rooms decorated as they would have been in the 1950s and explore the bothy, outbuildings and kitchen garden.

Don't forget to round off your visit with a stop at the museum's gift shop and award-winning Shielings Café, the perfect place for some good old-fashioned home baking.

EVENTS

Take part in special events throughout the year to celebrate nature and country crafts and traditions. From Easter, Halloween and Christmas events to the annual Heavy Horse Show and Country Fair, there’s something for all the family to enjoy.

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Tel: 0300 123 6789

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

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