Only eight miles from the centre of Glasgow, the National Museum of Rural Life is set in a beautiful 170-acre farm. With a diverse range of events spaces and idyllic grounds, the museum is an ideal location for corporate or private events.
  • Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life

    Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life
  • Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life

    Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life
  • Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life

    Dinner at the National Museum of Rural Life
  • The BP Learning Centre at the National Museum of Rural Life

    The BP Learning Centre at the National Museum of Rural Life


For up to 60 guests, facilities are available for day events such as meetings, lectures and team building activities. In the evening, up to 250 guests can enjoy the museum’s striking Alistair Grant Gallery with large picture windows overlooking the Scottish countryside.

Alistair Grant Gallery

Maximum capacity

Uses

Dinner

120

This gallery is ideal for evening celebrations such as dinners, receptions, product launches, barn dances and location filming.

Drinks reception

250

Orientation Area

Maximum capacity

Uses

Reception

150

Available for evening events including receptions, product launches and networking events.

Lecture Theatre

Maximum capacity

Uses

Theatre style

60

The theatre is available for day time and evening events such as seminars, meetings, product launches, filming, presentations and press conferences.

BP Learning Centre

Maximum capacity

Uses

Theatre Style

50

A versatile space, the Learning Centre is a great venue for day time events including seminars, meetings, product launches, filming, presentations and press conferences. Find out more about daily delegate rates, catering and facilities below. Other room layouts available.

The Museum Grounds

Maximum capacity

Uses

Available upon request

The 170-acre farm offers unique opportunities for events such as away days, team building activities, product launches, animal shows, wedding photography, farmers’ markets and film and TV location filming.

Meetings at the National Museum of Rural Life

The National Museum of Rural Life offers a unique location for your next meeting, complete with catering, equipment and even a personalised tour of the museum’s 1950s working farm – a great way to reward your staff, colleagues and meeting attendees for all their hard work!

Choose how you would like the BP Learning Centre configured, and receive all refreshments, lunch, stationery and equipment, plus an optional farm tour, for just £25 per person*.

All bookings include:

  • Hire of BP Learning Centre (seats up to 20 boardroom-style or 50 theatre-style)
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival
  • Buffet lunch including a selection of sandwiches, spicy potato wedges and fresh fruit juice
  • Afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Jugs of water and glassware provided throughout the day
  • Flipchart and delegate stationery
  • Projector and screen if required
  • Optional tour of our 1950s working farm, including a ride aboard the Farm Explorer tractor-trailer
  • Boardroom-style meeting in the Learning Centre

    Boardroom-style meeting in the Learning Centre
  • Boardroom-style meeting in the Learning Centre

    Boardroom-style meeting in the Learning Centre
  • Classroom set up in the Learning Centre

    Classroom set up in the Learning Centre
  • Theatre-style set up in the Learning Centre

    Theatre-style set up in the Learning Centre

More information and bookings

To find out more or to discuss your specific requirements, call the National Museum of Rural Life on 0131 247 4377 or email m.lawton@nms.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

* £25 per person daily delegate rate includes VAT and applies to groups of 10 or more. For groups of less than 10, a room hire charge of £50 per half day/£100 per full day applies.

Find out more about all the venue hire facilities our museums have to offer here.

Contact us

For further information about hiring the Museum for an event, contact:

NMS Enterprises Ltd

National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF
T: 0131 247 4113
F: 0131 247 4307
E: hospitality@nms.ac.uk

For further information about hiring the Learning Centre for a meeting, contact:

National Museum of Rural Life
T: 0131 247 4377
E: m.lawton@nms.ac.uk