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National Museum of Rural Life

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Address: Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
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+44 300 123 6789
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and...

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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A nice place for the whole family...

We come here once a year, the place is educational for the kids and offers a real glimpse into rural life. We visited this weekend and decided to lunch at James Hamilton Park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Penelope D
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in here with my Dad in order to have some lunch. The sandwiches and toasties on other tables looked much better than our fish and chips and chicken and chips. Tea was a bit weak, so either less water or two bags in apot would be better. Oreder at counter and food brought to your table, service was friendly... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here once a year, the place is educational for the kids and offers a real glimpse into rural life. We visited this weekend and decided to lunch at James Hamilton Park nearby, which offers better value and home made choices. Highly recommend the content and quality of the Museum, but the food and coffee is better up the... More 

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East kilbride
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in whilst visiting a friend for lunch. The cafe had plenty to offer on the menu and were proud to advertise their commitment to local/Scottish suppliers which was great. Grahams Milk, Loch Fyne Salmon and Ice Cream from Thorntonhall. The soup option for £3.95 was perfect. A hot roll and a comforting large bowl of piping hot lentil soup... More 

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Thank Christine F
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is such a fantastic day out, it's one that we have been return visitors to. Everyone has such a great day, loads of exhibits detailing early farming and rural life. Don't want to spoil it for you, loads to see and do regardless of the weather, great coffee shop, picnic spots. Go and enjoy.

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1 Thank James O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Was there for the umpteenth time this morning. It's a great place that has some quirky things for kids to do in a first class modern facility that houses the old farming machinery exhibition. The trip to the old farmhouse on the tractor is excellent and all kids will love to see the farm animals. There are always some baby... More 

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2 Thank eagle10g1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

came here with my partner and enjoyed every minute, learned about the early years of farming,the tools used and even went on the tractor to the farm where we saw cows being milked,a great experience

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2 Thank caroline T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Been on several occasions at certain times of year they got events on ie easter they had live band .in msin building ehere you vidit all the acutrimen ts raleted rural uk.In addition there is an Active farm you visit with calving snd lambing taking place i early year

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3 Thank ianc009
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

went here and was a fun and intriguing day out! probably wouldn't visit again more a 1 trick pony but good none the less

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2 Thank johnrodgers245
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

wonderful very informative great for familys , plenty to do , horse cart rides and intersting buildings and contents

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2 Thank Yvonne M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The main museum has lots of displays on rural life in the area. It was very interesting place. We then caught the tractor drawn transport to the working farm. We were lucky to see the cows being brought in and then being milked. The kids loved it. Not sure they are old enough to understand that milk comes from cows... More 

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2 Thank Mike M

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