National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    Definitely worth to visit with kids. There is a wee train/tractor to take you to the farm. Farm looked a wee bit sad as there were not many animals but in general it was great experience. Staff was fr...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    I visited this museum today and found it was very good and interesting with all the old tractors and equipment plus the photos. The staff are very helpful if you have any questions to ask the farm & f...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    We visited this museum with no idea what to expect. We were very pleasantly surprised to discover an interesting and well laid out museum. The farmhouse was very impressive and informative. My wife wa...  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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