National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life
Wester Kittochside, Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G76 9HR
  • 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.
  • Admission Free–£7 (adult)
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  • Website www.nts.org.uk/visit/…
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National Museum of Rural Life

The café at this rural life museum looks out over the fields and offers a range of sandwiches, filled bagels and main meals starring local produce.

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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 and main meals starring local produce like Loch Fyne smoked salmon, Thorntonhall ice-cream and free-range eggs from The Beeches, Lockerbie.

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: Children's portions, Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Christmas Fair

Celebrate the festive season on the farm with traditional crafts and games, festive music and storytelling, Christmas gift stalls and Santa of course!

Sun 8 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Country Fair

From exciting animal shows in the arena to traditional games and crafts, there's plenty to enjoy at this big day out.

Sun 2 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Future Foods

What will we be growing, cooking and eating in the year 2050? Join us to find out and take part in family activities to explore the science behind what we eat.

Mon 14 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Tue 15 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Wed 16 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

…and 2 more dates until 18 Oct

Halloween

Spooky happenings in the country this Halloween. Visit the museum after dark with your little devils for some creepy crafts, scary storytelling and spooky surprises.

Thu 31 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Harvest Weekend

Help us celebrate the harvest this autumn at the National Museum of Rural Life. Take part in foodie activities and creative crafts, and spot the autumnal changes at the farm.

Sat 5 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Sun 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Heavy Horse Show

See majestic Clydesdales, Highlands and Shetlands compete at this ever-popular annual event.

Sun 14 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Spring into Easter

Join us for three days of springtime surprises! From lambs and chicks to Easter activities, storytelling and music, each day will be different.

Sat 20 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Sun 21 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Mon 22 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Reviews & features

National Museum of Rural Life ploughs up the past

28 Sep 2018

The changing face of Scottish farming is brought to life at the National Museum of Rural Life near East Kilbride

Fertile-minded foodies on the hunt for a way to further cultivate their knowledge of the field-to-plate journey should look no further than the National Museum of Rural Life. Situated near East Kilbride, and combining a modern museum with an historic…

Scotland's National Museum of Rural Life celebrates agricultural heritage

9 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…

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