KITTOCHSIDE

The National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside
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

Open daily 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.

The 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.

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