National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

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Natural History Museum Museum
Explore Scotland's rich countryside traditions at National Museum of Rural Life, a complex documenting farming, animal husbandry, and development throughout the area's long history. Pay a visit to this living, breathing, family-friendly museum and wander its verdant grounds, replete with horses, pigs, cattle, sheep, and other popular farmyard residents. The collections of tractors, tools, and working farm equipment are likely to give you a newfound appreciation for the hard labor that for centuries went into building Scotland as a nation. Those with little ones should catch some of the many demonstrations, including cow-milking, traditional local crafts, and gardening. Be sure to check the museum's website for information about temporary exhibits, special events, and activities. National Museum of Rural Life is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, East Kilbride Edition.
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  • We took the grandchildren. It is a little difficult to find, but worth the effort. Allow at least 3 hours to gain a full appreciation of the Museum building and the farm tour. The contents of the muse...  more »
  • What a fabulous place. We loved all the old tractors and farm equipment and my wife loved all the social history and paintings. My particular favourite was meeting the animals after a bumpy ride behin...  more »
  • What a great place for a day out. Learn all about farming and its history from the exhibits and the surrounding farm which puts on activities. Lovely setting for walking, playing, and learning. Nice l...  more »
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  • I bring my kids here regularly and we all enjoy it so much, a brilliant family day out plenty to see and do and a beautiful open space to enjoy. The staff are wonderful as well, sooo enthusiastic, friendly and lovely to the children. Worth a visit!
  • Great day out see old farm equipment at the museum then take the included tractor ride down the track to the farm and see all the animals. Included quizzes at the entrance for kids that want a little more to do when exploring.
  • Pretty rubbish. Nothing you won't have seen or heard before, food is disgusting, all the events require "tickets" which always seems to be sold out 10 minutes after opening, even though like 2 people have entered the museum.
  • It's a great day out for the kids. Look out for the up and coming events.
  • Great place 2 see all the old tractors and have something to eat

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