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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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2 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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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
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Our Grandchildren love tractors and this is the place to see them. The whole experience is slanted towards youngsters

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2 Thank scothernite
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A very educational, informative, and fun day out, for boys young and old there is a display of tractors through the ages, lots of history of the area and the working farm. A must is the tractor ride up to the farm to see the animals and the farmhouse in its original condition, great for all ages to appreciate how... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely building. The exhibits are interesting and the outside areas and 'farm house' are worth having a look at. The restaurants is good quality for snacks and light meals.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I live very close to the museum and had always wondered what it was like. So I took my grandson (13 months) for a quick visit. Despite it being midday on a Friday, it was busy enough (without being crowded). Entry is £7 for adults, free for under 5's I think. The cafe and gift shop are accessible without paying... More 

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