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National Museum of Rural Life

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Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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Rural life museum

Very good day out, kids like it, lots of quiz’s for the kids to do, I recommend the visit to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave602
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Glasgow,Scotland
via mobile
INTERESTING COLLECTION ON RURAL HERITAGE

Since it was a snowy day and we came with small children, our visit was confined to the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CdnTraveller43
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Ottawa, Canada
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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 farm: Ayrshire cows, Tamworth pigs, Scots dumpy hens, black-faced sheep and Clydesdale horses.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tractor ride” (76 reviews)
“working farm” (49 reviews)
“farm house” (29 reviews)
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Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
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+44 300 123 6789
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good day out, kids like it, lots of quiz’s for the kids to do, I recommend the visit to the farm on a tractor trailer. Great day out.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since it was a snowy day and we came with small children, our visit was confined to the museum. Nevertheless, it was a unique, interesting experience that offered many new insights into the history and practice of what it meant to farm in Scotland. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun day out for Easter Sunday afternoon. Good activities for the children and helpful ,friendly staff.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had a great time here, the museum and farm are very impressive but what really made the visit memorable were the people. From the ladies behind the desk to the man who drove the tractor everyone made us feel very welcome. A special shout...More

3  Thank annie99942
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Come here with my family quite often. Lots to learn about the early years of farming,the different tools they used and even had a trip on the tractor. Good for the kids to see what a rural farm is like a great experience and free...More

1  Thank tagger3
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We visited the museum and the farmhouse 5 years ago. My dad showed it to his granddaughter and me. Last years I showed it to mywife and she loved very much.

1  Thank ChMaclure
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This museum is in two halves, the working farm based on 1950s methods and the modern and very comprehensive museum building which also contains a good cafe. To get between the two halves you can either walk, easier on the way back from the farm...More

1  Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This was a fabulous look into the past. We especially liked exploring the old farm house. Would certainly recommend anyone to visit. If it’s wet though take your wellies

1  Thank marionwatters
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

My grandchildren had a great time up at the farm, they got to let a wee calf. I particularly liked walking around the old farmhouse, it was as if they had just walked out.

1  Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

The museum was very interesting but not interactive enough to keep the attention of my youngest which is why not 5 stars. The tractor and farm made up for it though, definitely do it if you visit. If you can go when the cows are...More

1  Thank Stacey R
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Jojo_graham
30 June 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.
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parsimoniouss
8 March 2016|
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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
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loubie318
5 April 2015|
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Response from Kandersteg | Reviewed this property |
Inside the Museum naturally not. In the Kids Play area ditto. Up to and around the Farm on a lead but dogs and farm animals don't mix so best to leave Fido at home.
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