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National Museum of Rural Life

Features Animals
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great time

Very interesting and as one who remembers gas lighting, very historical. My wife is non Scottish... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting and Historical

The site is in two parts. The exhibition centre which is interesting and full of historical... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paul H
Uckfield, 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 3 days ago

Very interesting and as one who remembers gas lighting, very historical. My wife is non Scottish or British and she thoroughly enjoyed her visit and found it very interesting. Staff are extremely helpful and informative. The museum with its informative videos and cinema as well...More

1  Thank 387doh
Reviewed 6 days ago

The site is in two parts. The exhibition centre which is interesting and full of historical agricultural machinery and facts, well set out and easy to understand. Then there is a working farm with animals on view and the old farm house, vacated by the...More

2  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a friend to here it was so interesting. The staff were great & knew everything that we asked.

1  Thank Deirdre F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The family and I enjoyed a great time at this attraction. The combination of the indoor museum and the live farm was very good. It's not a huge museum but good for 2/3 hours. The Cafe was excellent, good freshly prepared food at reasonable prices...More

2  Thank Officerdee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum with lots to see. Plenty of open space around the museum for children to play.

2  Thank Jimbo190947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic museum with plenty of interactive exhibits and activities (brass rubbings, quizzes, scavenger hunts, dressing up costumes) for children. Either walk up to the farm or get a lift on the tractor, then see the animals, watch the cows being milked, and see inside an...More

3  Thank ktner2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 1783 farm attached to a modern museum thoughtfully interprets for kids and adults alike what has made Scotland great for many centuries--it's agricultural life tied to education and respect for the land. it's a great day out for families who will enjoy the farm...More

4  Thank Phledd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is absolutely worth the drive from Edinburgh. The museum itself is modern and the displays are thoughtful and interesting. Some of the hands on kids stuff is looking a little tired but my two didn’t seem bothered. The tractor ride up to the...More

4  Thank Liz47936
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my two children visited here and we had a good day. The children are 7 and 8 and were given quizzes and a scavenger hunt map. This was fab as it ment that they visited all the exhibits and had things to find...More

5  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed July 8, 2018 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

4  Thank Craig M
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June 5, 2018|
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Response from ChMaclure | Reviewed this property |
Sheep yes, goats, I don't think so! Pigs, cows yes.
June 30, 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.
March 8, 2016|
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