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National Museum of Rural Life

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Great wee day

Visited with 4 adults and 5 young children. Great day out. Staff were all very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Scottish farming heritage.

A very interesting visit. Experience farming and rural life from yesteryear. This place has ample... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
East Kilbride, 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 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with 4 adults and 5 young children. Great day out. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Tracker ride was great for the kids. Nice cafe although the meal did take a little long to arrive. Will definitely visit again.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting visit. Experience farming and rural life from yesteryear. This place has ample parking and a good cafe. Ideal for a day out.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank daveliz1
Reviewed August 12, 2019

There's more here than you might think . Not just a collection of tractors and ploughs , although there are plenty of those dating from the earliest to more recent . You get to see more than how those people that farmed and shaped our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

Really lovely visit here - Very Interesting surroundings and reading . Excellent Scones and coffee for Afternoon Tea . Spotlessly Clean and Modern . Recommend a visit if your near here 😊.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We attended the heavy horse show with our granddaughter and it was really good (aided by great weather) great displays and even got a free ride on a beautiful Clydesdale. Generally the museum is a great educational and interesting place to visit with a good...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

I liked to see the house of the laird. Quite a difference to all the castles and yet: not a poor life my any means. There is a member of staff inside who is more than willing to answer all your questions and pass on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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NtlMuseumsScotland, General Manager at National Museum of Rural Life, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Hiya, We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our farmhouse and that a member of our team was able to tell you more about it and answer your questions. We usually also have a member of staff available at the farm to talk to our...More

Reviewed July 31, 2019

The teens loved seeing the animals and watching the farm working. The guide, Tom, in the farmhouse was very knowledgable and gave an interesting talk. This was a great day out for 4 teens and adults alike. The rain wouldn’t have mattered too much as...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Jo7174
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Very interesting with regard to rural living. You can take a tractor ride or you can walk, which we did, to the farm and farmhouse. It's a lovely wee walk and the farmhouse is a bit of a trip down memory lane. The farm was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dorothy R
Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Had an amazing time at this place for the heavy horse show. Our first visit but will be back to investigate the farm some more. Lovely and staff and volunteers, adorable animals and interesting history....what more could you want?

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Passenger448784
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Set in the rolling countryside the museum is in two halves. You enter a general museum which includes history about farming within Scotland over the years and then take a tractor ride up to the working farm. The farmhouse is an absolute gem you almost...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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May 6, 2019|
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Response from NtlMuseumsScotland | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your question and for all responses above. Non-assistance dogs are allowed outdoors on the site as long as they are kept on a lead at all times. They are not allowed in the museum building or the... More
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Response from Jimbo190947 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Kandersteg | Reviewed this property |
Scottish Black Face sheep but no goats. 2 Highland cows, Tamworth Pigs, Ayrshire Cows, Chickens, 2 Clydesdale Mares, not forgetting 2 black cats.