National Museum of Rural Life

The National Museum of Rural Life is set in 170 acres between East Kilbride and Glasgow. This five-star, award-winning museum allows you to find out how people lived and worked in the countryside.

Take in the sights, smells and sounds of a 1950s working farm, complete with Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, Ayrshire cows, Blackface sheep and Clydesdale horses.

Explore the work which took place in each season, from ploughing fields to sowing seeds, and hay making to harvesting.

Tour the period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago – it’s as if the farmer and his wife have just stepped out.

In the purpose built museum, discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland’s countryside. Open daily, the museum is also home to a gift shop and country café serving hot and cold snacks, teas, coffees and fresh home baking.


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.

Click here for a full access statement for the National Museum of Rural Life.

Tel: 0300 123 6789

Location: Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road (Off Stewartfield Way) G76 9HR

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