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National Museum of Rural Life

#2 of 19 things to do in East Kilbride Features Animals
Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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Much Better Than Expected.

We took the grandchildren. It is a little difficult to find, but worth the effort. Allow at least 3... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen B
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New Galloway, United Kingdom
Down at the farm

What a fabulous place. We loved all the old tractors and farm equipment and my wife loved all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
grahamresmith
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland's countryside. Tour the period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago, and meet the animals on the historic working farm: Ayrshire cows, Tamworth pigs, Scots dumpy hens, black-faced sheep and Clydesdale horses.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the grandchildren. It is a little difficult to find, but worth the effort. Allow at least 3 hours to gain a full appreciation of the Museum building and the farm tour. The contents of the museum is fascinating and gives an interesting insight...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous place. We loved all the old tractors and farm equipment and my wife loved all the social history and paintings. My particular favourite was meeting the animals after a bumpy ride behind the tractor. The Tamworth pigs are beautiful and also the...More

1  Thank grahamresmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place for a day out. Learn all about farming and its history from the exhibits and the surrounding farm which puts on activities. Lovely setting for walking, playing, and learning. Nice little cafe/restaurant and an interesting museum shop.

1  Thank tigerbro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find 50 yards from motorway. Found farm after fascinating hour looking at museum exhibits and social history film show in custom built theatre. Upstairs cafe with lifts excellent cakes and coffee. Maggie the cow keeper was the no nonsense star of the 3...More

1  Thank Josephpeter G
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The visit was what was expected from an agricultural museum. Took my young son (2 years old) to see all the tractors with the promise of seeing some animals. The bonus was that he got to go on the tractor ride up to the farm,...More

2  Thank Craig B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went with my family 3 x 9 year old boys. We got in for free with our National Trust Membership. Museum interesting enough with lots of farming information and tractors etc to keep them interested for a while. Took the tractor ride to the farm...More

1  Thank Mags B
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

£7 per adult entry to a museum filled with farming equipment.. there is absolutely nothing of any interest for young children. We walked around the museum itself in about 10 minutes. The tractor ride was a 3minute ride to a very small farm with a...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Myself my husband and our 1 year old son paid a visit to the museum today and I am afraid to say that we were left extremely disappointed. The visit started off great with the member of staff on reception giving as all the information...More

2  Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Really enjoyed visiting with my family, the museum has been brilliantly put together with interesting exhibits, history and information. The farm was great we were able to pet the lambs, calfs & farm cat. I would suggest when you are going in to book the...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Really enjoyed visiting with my boyfriend, the museum has been brilliantly put together with interesting exhibits, history and information. We really enjoyed the extra stands that were there for easter sunday and the people we spoke to were very friendly and informative. We especially enjoyed...More

1  Thank Shetlandbrush
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Jojo_graham
Can you do horse riding in the place and if yes how much is it and do you have to book first
1 July 2016|
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Response from Kandersteg | Reviewed this property |
There is no horse riding on the Farm other than regular exercise of the Stock Person's own Irish Cob or at events like the Heavy Horse Show but not by the Public.
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parsimoniouss
Can you tell me about the additional discretionary charge to the entrance fee? And exactly how much is it?
9 March 2016|
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Response from National Museum... S | Property representative |
Hiya, Thank you for your query. The full admission price is £7, this includes a discretionary donation of 70p. The admission to the Museum without the discretionary donation is £6.30. The discretionary donation helps... More
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loubie318
Can u take ur dog along. ?
5 April 2015|
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Response from Kandersteg | Reviewed this property |
Inside the Museum naturally not. In the Kids Play area ditto. Up to and around the Farm on a lead but dogs and farm animals don't mix so best to leave Fido at home.
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