National Museum of Rural Life

Explore life in the countryside at our five-star museum, farmhouse and historic working farm.

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National Museum of Rural Life

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


Pay once and visit all year with the Annual Pass
Adult £8
Concession £7*
Child (5–15) £5.50 (under 5s free) 
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £23

  • *Concessions: 60+, students with valid NUS or Young Scot card, unemployed with ID, disabled people.
  • Carers of disabled people free.
  • National Museums Scotland Members free 
  • National Trust for Scotland Members free (additional charge for some events)
  • School visits are free; some workshop charges apply
  • Discounts available for group bookings and those travelling by bicycle

Opening times

Open daily 10:00–17:00

Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January

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Pay once, visit all year with an Annual Pass!

Your tickets to the museum are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months.

From newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking – there are plenty of reasons to come back again and again.

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Prisoners of war on the farm

During and directly after the Second World War, the Reid family at Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride employed both Italian and German prisoners of war. One of these was Heinrich Lückel, who worked on the farm from 1946 to 1948.

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Visiting with children?

Your farming adventure starts here! Check out our suggestions for family fun.

Top 10 activities to try with kids

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We take pride in maintaining the highest standards to make your visit as rewarding as possible.

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