National Museum of Rural Life

Escape to the countryside for the day to explore our 1950s working farm and award-winning museum.

Mums go free on Mother's Day

26 Mar 2017
On Sunday 26 March the National Museum of Rural Life is offering mums free entry on Mother’s Day.

Farm matters

1 Dec 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
10:00 onwards
Discover the everyday activities on the Wester Kittochside farm at National Museum of Rural Life.


From the early 20th century, the tractor helped to transformed farm life in Scotland. There are several examples on display in the collection at the National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride.

Become a Member

Members receive generous discounts plus free access to National Museum of Rural Life and special events throughout the year!

School visits to National Museum of Rural Life

Get a healthy dose of fresh country air and take in the sights, sounds and smells as your class explores our 1950s working farm.
Museum information

Opening times

Daily: 10:00-17:00
Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January

Please note that from 13 February 2017 the museum building will be undergoing essential roof works, which will involve cladding the building’s exterior with scaffolding. We will remain open as usual during this period, and works are expected to be complete by 31 March 2017.


Adult: £7
Concessions: £6
Child: £4 (under 5 free)
Family £19 (2 adults and 2 children)
National Museums Scotland Members: Free
National Trust Scotland Members and National Art Pass holders: Free except for certain events.

How to find us

Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road,
East Kilbride,
G76 9HR
Tel: 0300 123 6789
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