National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside

Philipshill Road

East Kilbride G76 9HR


T. 0300 123 6789




The National Museum of Rural Life consists of a purpose-built exhibitions building and a 1950s working farm. A wide selection of tools and machinery, agricultural models and paintings, domestic items and other objects relating to rural life in Scotland over the centuries are on display in the exhibitions building. Exhibits include a Hay bogie from Archbank Farm, Moffat, and scythe from Hillfoot, Eskdalemuir. The farm, with its herd of Ayrshire cows, flock of Blackface sheep and original farm buildings, captures the period when increased mechanisation was transforming the Lowland countryside.  The Museum also holds documents relating to machinery and implement manufacturers, most notably a selection of trade catalogues. Members of the public are welcome to arrange a time to search this collection.