National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

4.4
#1 of 8 in Museums in South Lanarkshire
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. Plan trip to East Kilbride with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We have visited several times with the grandchildren who have re-named this "The Tractor Farm". The tractor ride to and from the farm is usually a highlight but we also enjoyed just walking. Looking.....  more »
  • We spend a lot of time with our grandson and this is a great venue. Dressing up and decent play plus of course the farm. Great cafe and friendly staff team  more »
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  • Great place. Visited with our 14, 9 & 6 year old grandsons. They all enjoyed the visit, plenty of interactive sections which kept the 2 younger ones amused. Food in café very good, service excellent. Tractor ride up to the farm good fun. Tommy the guide was very informative and helpful. Will definitely visit again x
  • Unfortunately we visited just as it started to rain for the rest of the day, however the tractor ride out to visit the farmhouse kept us all dry and a quick sprint to the house, the visit was very enjoyable and our Grand kids found it of interest. The museum was well worth the trip. Added bonus was the cafe and friendly staff.

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