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National Museum of Rural Life

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Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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Stop off between perth and yorkshire

My wife and i decided to have srop off on our trip to yorksire so our children and dog could strech... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig M
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Great morning out

I did laugh at the reviews saying the entry fee of £7 was too much money. For £7 we had a brief... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mario P
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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 farm: Ayrshire cows, Tamworth pigs, Scots dumpy hens, black-faced sheep and Clydesdale horses.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tractor ride” (77 reviews)
“working farm” (49 reviews)
“farm house” (30 reviews)
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Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
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+44 300 123 6789
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"tractor ride"
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"working farm"
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"farm house"
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"cows being milked"
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"national trust"
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"farming equipment"
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"baby animals"
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"very helpful staff"
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"wear wellies"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"brought back memories"
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"milking parlour"
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"easter sunday"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i decided to have srop off on our trip to yorksire so our children and dog could strech there legs, as we have national trust mebership we choose to stop here, I walked around the museum exibits with the children while my...More

1  Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did laugh at the reviews saying the entry fee of £7 was too much money. For £7 we had a brief walk around the museum, a tractor ride to the farm, a guided tour of the animals and the farm house, a lovely scenic...More

1  Thank Mario P
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Just a reminder that you don't have to borrow any children to enjoy a day out at the farm. We started with a light coffee in the café before a tractor trip up to see the farm and farmhouse. Realising that we were probably asking...More

3  Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited today and the weather was beautiful. Our children are 7 & 2 , the eldest 7 was interested to see all of the tractors and farming equipment in the museum our 2 year old got bored quickly, we had time for a quick...More

2  Thank Dan13ll3-84
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Return visitor. Visited with my children aged 9 and 6 they were delighted to see the baby animals and to have a shot on the tractor. We had a quick look round the farmhouse and the museum also; the staff were friendly and knowledgable as...More

3  Thank ArranAndrew
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Very good day out, kids like it, lots of quiz’s for the kids to do, I recommend the visit to the farm on a tractor trailer. Great day out.

2  Thank Dave602
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Since it was a snowy day and we came with small children, our visit was confined to the museum. Nevertheless, it was a unique, interesting experience that offered many new insights into the history and practice of what it meant to farm in Scotland. The...More

2  Thank CdnTraveller43
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Fun day out for Easter Sunday afternoon. Good activities for the children and helpful ,friendly staff.

3  Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had a great time here, the museum and farm are very impressive but what really made the visit memorable were the people. From the ladies behind the desk to the man who drove the tractor everyone made us feel very welcome. A special shout...More

4  Thank annie99942
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Come here with my family quite often. Lots to learn about the early years of farming,the different tools they used and even had a trip on the tractor. Good for the kids to see what a rural farm is like a great experience and free...More

2  Thank tagger3
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YVR_Traveller_9
6 June 2018|
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Response from ChMaclure | Reviewed this property |
Sheep yes, goats, I don't think so! Pigs, cows yes.
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Jojo_graham
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.
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parsimoniouss
8 March 2016|
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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
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