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National Museum of Rural Life

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Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
+44 300 123 6789
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Working farm and museum

Come here with my family quite often. Lots to learn about the early years of farming,the different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tagger3
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
The old farmhouse

We visited the museum and the farmhouse 5 years ago. My dad showed it to his granddaughter and me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChMaclure
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Vienna, Austria
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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 good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland
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"very helpful staff"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here with my family quite often. Lots to learn about the early years of farming,the different tools they used and even had a trip on the tractor. Good for the kids to see what a rural farm is like a great experience and free...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum and the farmhouse 5 years ago. My dad showed it to his granddaughter and me. Last years I showed it to mywife and she loved very much.

1  Thank ChMaclure
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This museum is in two halves, the working farm based on 1950s methods and the modern and very comprehensive museum building which also contains a good cafe. To get between the two halves you can either walk, easier on the way back from the farm...More

1  Thank Tony B
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This was a fabulous look into the past. We especially liked exploring the old farm house. Would certainly recommend anyone to visit. If it’s wet though take your wellies

1  Thank marionwatters
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

My grandchildren had a great time up at the farm, they got to let a wee calf. I particularly liked walking around the old farmhouse, it was as if they had just walked out.

1  Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

The museum was very interesting but not interactive enough to keep the attention of my youngest which is why not 5 stars. The tractor and farm made up for it though, definitely do it if you visit. If you can go when the cows are...More

1  Thank Stacey R
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The National Museum of Rural Life is a fascinating look into the past of farm life. The entry fee was quite reasonable for the hours of learning about how farmers of the past made their living. The exhibits were very interesting covering the clothing, animals,...More

4  Thank Denise L
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Not an awful lot here, the old farm is ok. The museum itself is extremely well laid out but I just couldn't find it interesting. Sorry

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

completely overpriced. not as grand as the name suggests. if you are looking for a day out with kids, the heads of ayr is a better alternative.

Thank Amber L
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National Museum... S, Manager at National Museum of Rural Life, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hi Amber, Sorry you were disappointed by your visit. If you'd like to discuss this with our team at the Museum please get in touch via info@nms.ac.uk and we'll be in touch.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is the grandchildrens favourite attraction. It never fails to keep them occupied. There is good parking and a small restaurant that serves very acceptable food.

1  Thank scothernite
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Jojo_graham
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
8 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
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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