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National Museum of Rural Life

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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dougle the shoogle

This was a day out i had mentiomed in passing as i was working in the area ,only to be informed all... read more

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Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
Excellent Value

Visited here for the first time today as something to do when the weather was bad. We didn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larkhall, United Kingdom
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Discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland's countryside. Tour the period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago, and meet the animals on the historic working...more
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Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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Reviewed today

This was a day out i had mentiomed in passing as i was working in the area ,only to be informed all other generations of the family had already been ,so off we went and i can honestly say one of the best and informitive...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time today as something to do when the weather was bad. We didn't realise there was part of it outside but it didn't waste our visit! You enter into the museum first which has a lovely cafe with paninis, baked...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day out. Activities for the children to do going through and learning at the same time. Out side there is a park and then you can either walk up to the farm or take the tractor. We saw the cows being milked...More

1  Thank Donna00000
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good for a visit especially lambing season when travellingbup to the farmhouse you can see all the lambs running about and there are always different events going on

1  Thank MichaelD4120
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Great family day out, from the old farming techniques and transport to the new it really offers a good insight to the past. Plenty to see inside with various interactive activities for the kids. The tractor ride up to the working farm is a very...More

1  Thank deank123
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

SNT/NT location. Spent a lovely few hours at the museum and on the museum farm. Farmhouse is like stepping back in time.

1  Thank taffUk
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends and young children, main building has lots of historical farming and rural displays and also machinery. Tractor coach ride takes you up to the working farm where there are a few animals to see and visit the old farmhouse.

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

A really lovely fun day out with the littles. The highlight for us was the tractor ride up to the farm which although pretty bumpy was lots of fun for my 2 year old. We were also lucky to see large litters of piglets and...More

1  Thank Mia H
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Very interesting and as one who remembers gas lighting, very historical. My wife is non Scottish or British and she thoroughly enjoyed her visit and found it very interesting. Staff are extremely helpful and informative. The museum with its informative videos and cinema as well...More

1  Thank 387doh
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The site is in two parts. The exhibition centre which is interesting and full of historical agricultural machinery and facts, well set out and easy to understand. Then there is a working farm with animals on view and the old farm house, vacated by the...More

1  Thank Paul H
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6 June 2018|
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Response from ChMaclure | Reviewed this property |
Sheep yes, goats, I don't think so! Pigs, cows yes.
30 June 2016|
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Response from Kandersteg | Reviewed this property |
There is no horse riding on the Farm other than regular exercise of the Stock Person's own Irish Cob or at events like the Heavy Horse Show but not by the Public.
8 March 2016|
Response from National Museum... S | Property representative |
Hiya, Thank you for your query. The full admission price is £7, this includes a discretionary donation of 70p. The admission to the Museum without the discretionary donation is £6.30. The discretionary donation helps... More