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Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

National Museum of Rural Life

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

Things to do

Self-guided tours

A walk from the museum to the farm takes about 10 minutes on paths overlooking the fields and hedgerows. Or take a rattling good ride on the Farm Explorer tractor-trailer (free with museum admission; visitors can book a seat at the ticket desk).

Children's activities

Visiting with little ones? The museum’s Garden Detectives gallery takes an interactive and larger-than-life look at the plants and animals that live in the great outdoors. Learn all about the importance of pollinators in the new bee area: do some ‘waggle dancing’, brush up with bee books or dress up as a beekeeper.

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

Play areas

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