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National Museum of Rural Life

Explore life in the countryside at a historic working farm, period farmhouse and museum
The Farm Explorer tractor-trailer ride
  • 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.

  • Enjoy a family-friendly tractor-trailer ride.

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Today’s Opening Hours

10.00 - 17.00
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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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 Georgian farmhouse with rooms decorated as they would have been in the 1950s, and meet the resident Ayrshire cows, Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens, Clydesdale horses and Highland calves.

In the museum – just a short walk or tractor ride 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.

For more information visit the National Museums Scotland website or call 0300 123 6789.

National Trust for Scotland members receive free admission; charges apply for some events.

Our accreditations and awards

  • 5 Star Visitor Attraction
  • Green Tourism Gold