The National Museum of Rural Life
Philipshill Road near East Kilbride G76 9HR
Telephone (0131) 247 4377
International +44 131 247 4377
Admission costs £4.00
concession, £5.00 adults
children (12 and under) FREE
NMS Members and NTS Members free
additional charges for some event
10am - 5pm
The National Trust
for Scotland and National
Museums of Scotland jointly developed this "living" museum at Kittochside, between the town of East
Kilbride and the village of Carmunnock in Lanarkshire, opened in 2001 as the Museum
of Scottish Country Life and renamed the National Museum of Rural Life from October 2006.
The nine million pound project comprises a museum and
visitor centre, the Georgian farm buildings of Wester Kittochside, the
species-rich fields around it and a large events area and has been made possible
through a partnership between The National Museums of Scotland and The National
Trust for Scotland and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, European Regional
Development Fund, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Natural Heritage and
generous private funders.
The 50,000 square foot building displays a number of farming artifacts
from around Scotland and has included the relocation
of artifacts and equipment from an existing museum at Ingliston (Edinburgh) and
an operational traditional working farm.
entire museum is based in West Kittochside Farm, home for many generations of
the Reid family whose history on the farm is
unusually well documented. The farm was gifted to the Trust
several years ago by Mrs Margaret Reid who had
operated the farm for many years with her late husband, the last of the Reid
line on the property.
From the Paisley/Strathaven/Ayrshire direction enter
Stewartfield Way from the roundabout at the Holiday Inn hotel. From the
Burnside/Rutherglen/Hamilton direction follow the signs for Busby, entering
Stewartfield Way from the roundabout at the Kingsgate Retail Park entrance.
Read more about the Museum here