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National Museum of Rural Life

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

Planning your visit

The award-winning cafe in the museum offers home baking, hot and cold dishes, children’s meals and freshly brewed teas and coffees. Or, enjoy the outdoor picnic and play area.

The National Museum of Rural Life’s annual events programme celebrates the changing seasons, the great outdoors and country crafts and traditions. Many events are free for National Trust for Scotland members; however, charges do apply for some events. 

Parking is free, with designated spaces for visitors with disabilities. The museum and ground floor of the farmhouse are fully accessible and a wheelchair-accessible tractor-trailer runs between the two. 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.

Non-assistance dogs are allowed outdoors on the site as long as they are kept on a lead at all times. They’re not permitted inside the museum building or the farmhouse. Dogs are allowed outdoors at event days, as long as they are on a lead.

For more information about planning your visit please the National Museums Scotland website or see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: info@nms.ac.uk or telephone 0300 123 6789.

Facilities

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3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Buggy access
Café
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Free member parking
Hearing loop
Highchair
Play area
Self-guided trail
Shop
Toilet
Wheelchair access

Opening times

Museum
Current periodAll year, daily, 10.00–17.00 The museum is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

Entry prices

Museum
Adult
£8.00
Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
£23.00
Concession
£7.00
Child (under 5s free)
£5.50

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50

Accessibility

  • Parking is available at the museum building, and there is a drop-off point at the farm.
  • The farm and the ground floor of the farmhouse, museum building, café and shop are accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Adapted toilets are available.
  • The paths leading to the farm buildings provide firm, smooth surfaces for pushchairs and wheelchairs. However, the distance is approximately 0.5 miles and in places the path is relatively steep. Seating is provided at regular intervals.
  • The tractor-trailer ride is suitable for wheelchair users and runs regularly throughout the day.
  • All recognised assistance dogs are admitted.
  • There is an induction loop in the theatre.

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.