National Museum of Rural Life
- Telephone 0300 123 6789
- Opening times Mon–Sun 10am–5pm.
- Seasonal times Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 Jan.
- Food served Mon–Sun 10am–4.30pm.
- Website www.nms.ac.uk
Situated on the outskirts of East Kilbride, the National Museum of Rural Life is a working 1950s farm, with dairy cows, sheep, pigs and farm workers on hand. Events include the Go Wild in the Country summer programme and the Heavy Horse show.
Part of the National Museums of Scotland, displays of artefacts relating to rural life down the centuries sit alongside a working farm harking back to the 1950s. The Shielings Café looks out over the fields and offers a range of sandwiches, filled bagels, main meals and Aberdeen Angus pies and meat platters from Hardiesmill Farm in the Scottish Borders.
Escape to the countryside for a full day of family fun at our five-star museum and historic working farm. Tour our period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago, and discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland’s countryside in our museum. With each season there’s always something fresh to see, from newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking. You can also find plenty of life down on our farm: Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, Ayrshire cows, Blackface sheep, Clydesdale horses and White Leghorn and Black Rock hens.
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- Provides: Wheelchair access
Reviews & features
Scotland's National Museum of Rural Life celebrates agricultural heritage9 Sep 2013
Musuem near East Kilbride is based on a working farm
Agricultural heritage is celebrated at Scotland’s National Museum of Rural Life, based on a working farm on the outskirts of East Kilbride. A partnership between National Museums Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland, it was opened in 2001…