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National Museum of Rural Life

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Address: Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
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+44 300 123 6789
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and...

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 farm: Ayrshire cows, Tamworth pigs, Scots dumpy hens, black-faced sheep and Clydesdale horses.

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Really enjoyed visiting with my family, the museum has been brilliantly put together with interesting exhibits, history and information. The farm was great we were able to pet the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed visiting with my family, the museum has been brilliantly put together with interesting exhibits, history and information. The farm was great we were able to pet the lambs, calfs & farm cat. I would suggest when you are going in to book the tractor ride up to the farm as it gets very busy. Visited April 2017

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Thank Andrew S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed visiting with my boyfriend, the museum has been brilliantly put together with interesting exhibits, history and information. We really enjoyed the extra stands that were there for easter sunday and the people we spoke to were very friendly and informative. We especially enjoyed trying all the different kinds of soup from the foraged plants and speaking to the... More 

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Thank Shetlandbrush
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandson to the museum as part of his Easter treats and we had a great time he petted chicks a baby goat and he fed a very large horse as well as seeing how people from a bygone age lived and worked the land in the museum we then walked the ten minutes up the hill to the... More 

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Thank Marion C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice ay out, although I would say I feel it is a little overpriced at £7 per adult, I understand the ticket prices go towards the animals care but I do feel for the experience it's overpriced. They may want to add a few more frequent tractor trips up to the farm as well, we arrived at 12 and... More 

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Thank Kim C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Recently visited with my 2 year old grandson,he loves tractors & was super happy that he could drive a real tractor all by himself (this is in kids play area & fixed to ground lol). He loves the ride on the tractor bus to the farm where we saw the animals. The staff were great & I will defo visit... More 

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Thank funkychel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Anyone can enjoy the big machines or the caf, or the tracker ride up to thw working farm house all the animals chilling and the caring helpful staff great place, under rated too

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Thank Steph C
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We come here once a year, the place is educational for the kids and offers a real glimpse into rural life. We visited this weekend and decided to lunch at James Hamilton Park nearby, which offers better value and home made choices. Highly recommend the content and quality of the Museum, but the food and coffee is better up the... More 

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East kilbride
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Popped in whilst visiting a friend for lunch. The cafe had plenty to offer on the menu and were proud to advertise their commitment to local/Scottish suppliers which was great. Grahams Milk, Loch Fyne Salmon and Ice Cream from Thorntonhall. The soup option for £3.95 was perfect. A hot roll and a comforting large bowl of piping hot lentil soup... More 

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Thank Christine F
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is such a fantastic day out, it's one that we have been return visitors to. Everyone has such a great day, loads of exhibits detailing early farming and rural life. Don't want to spoil it for you, loads to see and do regardless of the weather, great coffee shop, picnic spots. Go and enjoy.

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glasgow
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Was there for the umpteenth time this morning. It's a great place that has some quirky things for kids to do in a first class modern facility that houses the old farming machinery exhibition. The trip to the old farmhouse on the tractor is excellent and all kids will love to see the farm animals. There are always some baby... More 

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