National Museum of Rural Life


Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G76 9HR

    Escape to the countryside for a great day out at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride. Located just 13 miles from Glasgow’s city centre, this five-star attraction is home to an award-winning museum, historic farmhouse and 1950s working farm.

    Meet Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, Ayrshire cows, Blackface sheep and Clydesdale horses on the farm, then tour the Georgian farmhouse for a sense of what life on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago. In the purpose-built museum, discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland’s countryside.

    Take part in special events throughout the year to celebrate nature, country crafts and traditions. Each season brings something new to see, from newborn lambs and calves to harvesting and haymaking.

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Daily 10:00 - 17:00. Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January.


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • There is a lift


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    2 for 1

    2 for 1 ticket offer.

    To take advantage of this offer, please print off this page and present it to museum staff when purchasing tickets.

    Terms and conditions:


    • This offer entitles the bearer to one free adult or child ticket when a full-price adult ticket is purchased.
    • The cheapest ticket will be free. Valid for one free ticket only.
    • Not available on concessions, groups or with any other offer or promotion or during special events.
    • Offer not valid on special event days. Visit for more information.
    • Not for resale. No cash value. Only original vouchers accepted.

    For opening times, prices, details and T&Cs, see

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