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National Museum of Rural Life

Explore life in the countryside at a historic working farm and museum
A cow and tractor in a green field.
Overview
  • Experience the combination of a museum and a historical working farm in a beautiful countryside setting.

  • Step back in time and explore the transition from farming with horses to motorised vehicles.

  • Get up close to an array of farm animals, including Clydesdale horses.

Today’s Opening Hours

Museum
10.00-17.00
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Entry prices

Adult
£9.00
Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
£25.00
Concession
£8.00
Child (under 5s free)
£6.00
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Membership

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.50 / month

About this place

On the working farm of Wester Kittochside you’ll find this living tribute to Scottish farming life.

Set amid rolling South Lanarkshire countryside, yet only 8 miles from Glasgow city centre and easily reached by car or bus, the award-winning National Museum of Rural Life is a popular family attraction.

Visit the working farm, home to Ayrshire, Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens, and Clydesdale horses.

In the museum – just a short walk away from the farm – discover 300 years of Scottish rural history and see Scotland’s largest collection of tractors, combine harvesters and other farming machinery.

This property is a unique partnership between the National Trust for Scotland and National Museums Scotland.

Timed entry has been introduced to ensure that staff can manage numbers and maintain social distancing.  All visitors, including National Trust for Scotland members, will need to book a free timed entry ticket online in advance of their visit. 

Please also note that the reopening of the site  will be phased, with some parts of the museum building and farm opening first. Please visit www.nms.ac.uk/rural for details.

We look forward to welcoming you back.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 5 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Gold