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National Museum of Rural Life

Explore life in the countryside at a historic working farm and museum

Planning your visit

The National Museum of Rural Life is operated by National Museums Scotland. For bookings and more information, please visit nms.ac.uk/rural.

There you will find a museum map showing all the areas of the site that are open and what can be enjoyed during your visit.

Please note that the farmhouse at the working farm is temporarily closed, but the farm steading and gardens are open to explore.

We ask that visitors do not pet the animals at the farm, including the farm cats.

Facilities & access

All recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

While we make every effort to ensure the site is as accessible as possible, the outdoor nature of some events means that different access arrangements may apply.

For accessibility details, please visit the National Museums Scotland website.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage
  • Parking is free, with designated spaces for visitors with disabilities.
  • Parking is available at the museum building, and there is a drop-off point at the farm.

Adapted toilets are available.

Baby changing
  • The farm, museum building, café and shop are accessible to pushchairs.
  • The paths leading to the farm buildings provide firm, smooth surfaces for pushchairs. However, the distance is approximately 0.5 miles and in places the path is relatively steep. Seating is provided at regular intervals.

Round off your visit with a stop at the museum’s Shielings Café, serving up home baking, hot and cold dishes, children’s meals and freshly brewed teas and coffees.

Family-friendly trails and quiz sheets are available at the ticket desk to help children explore the site.

Coach parking

There’s an induction loop in the theatre.

Highchair

Parking is free for members of the National Trust for Scotland.

With picnic tables and plenty of wide-open space, our outdoor picnic area is the perfect place to take a break.

Visitors can enjoy an outdoor picnic area and playground with swings, slides and a stationary ride-on tractor.

A walk from the museum to the farm takes about 10 minutes on paths overlooking the fields and hedgerows. Family-friendly trails are also available at the ticket desk.

Shop
Toilet
  • The farm, museum building, café and shop are accessible to wheelchairs.
  • The paths leading to the farm buildings provide firm, smooth surfaces for wheelchairs. However, the distance is approximately 0.5 miles and in places the path is relatively steep. Seating is provided at regular intervals.


Opening times

Museum

Advance online booking is recommended. Please note the museum is closed on 25 & 26 Dec, and 1 Jan.

Current period26 Apr–31 Dec, daily, 10.00–17.00

Entry prices

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

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50