The National Museum of Rural Life, previously known as the Museum of Scottish Country Life, is based at Wester Kittochside farm, lying between East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire and Carmunnock in Glasgow. It is run by National Museums Scotland.
The project, opened in 2001, cost more than £9 million and was made possible through a partnership between the National Museums of Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and a number of private funders.
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|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Ian Dicken | Dec 30, 2017
Great museum with lots to see and learn about. Good social history explanations of farming through the ages. Sadly lots of the farm machinery is crammed into a warehouse with little by way of explanation. Preserved farmhouse, 1/2 mile walk or trailer ride from the main museum, is well worth seeing.
Chris Waddell | Mar 14, 2018
This is a great wee museum; lovely cafe and friendly staff. Excellent gift shop. The site is amazing with nice walks. Keep an eye out for woodpeckers, buzzards, hares and roe deer and in the right season you can see calves and new lambs. Keep an eye on the website for events too; I have been to several and the Heavy Horse Show is my favourite.
Brian D | Mar 7, 2018
What a great day out, fab wee cafe inside, you can even go to the cafe without paying for the museum. Stopped in a few times for spot of lunch a few times. Tractor ride to the working farm. Can't wait until spring to see the lambs again
Asha Edwards | Feb 20, 2018
Surprisingly fun for all the family, even on winter day. Lots of activities for children and tractor ride was a big hit. Working farm with animals so visits can be timed to meet lambs, piglets etc. Outside playground area. Plenty of displays about people and technology in the past, so adults can find something to interest them too. Decent cafe and gift shop.
Nathan Franklin | Mar 14, 2018
The working farm was very interesting and the staff were great at pointing out things of interest.
Lisa Henderson | Apr 19, 2018
Excellent facility in great grounds. The museum is interesting and full of farm machinery and tools from throughout the years. Special events are fantastic and great for kids. There is an outdoor park and the tractor ride up to the working farm is fun (and bumpy). You can see pigs, horses, cows and so on. Old farm house is good for the kids also.
Charlotte Moore | Apr 3, 2018
Great museum. Kids had a great time especially seeing the new lambs and piglets.Me and the family visited on the 2nd April was very busy. The cafe was extremely busy all throughout the day with limited staff. The cafe staff were under extreme pressure and still displayed good customer service and were very pleasant and provided good food.
robert Clark | Jun 25, 2018
Well worth a visit, the farm animals are great to see, and even pet, great thing is... Once you pay in.. The same ticket is valid for a whole year..! Amazing.! Can visit as many times as you like in that year for free..!
Claire Farrell | Jun 1, 2018
Took P3 today linking their Farm to fork topic. It's a fantastic place with lots to do and see. Big thanks to Nancy for our tour of the farm.
Yasha ObedEdom | Jul 31, 2018
Excellent. For children - play areas. Good displays of machinery. Quite a lot of walking. Good value at £18 for 3 kids and a baby + adult. Need at least 3-4 hrs to do fully allowing for play.
Keith | Jul 3, 2018
Very good family friendly attraction. Included in the price is a ride on a tractor pulled trailer to the farm which has a wheel chair lift. The main museum is very good for wheel chairs and less fit. The farm is gravel tracks, slight slopes and farmhouse narrow doors and stairs. There is events on throughout the year for example horse show and also country fair. If it's a weekend with an event there is early bird offers with tickets.
Paul Vickers | Jul 26, 2018
As NTS members we have been here a few times, and there's so much to see and do for everyone. The playpark and picnic area is ideal for the kids, the tractor ride to the farmhouse is great fun. The old farmhouse has lots to see, and has a dressing-up box for the children. The guided tour of the farmyard animals is very interesting (ie: you can tell what colour a chicken's eggs will be by the colour of their earlobes!)
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