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National Museum of Rural Life - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road East Kilbride, East Kilbride, Glasgow G76 9HR, UK


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About National Museum of Rural Life

The National Museum of Rural Life, previously known as the Museum of Scottish Country Life, is based at Wester Kittochside farm, lying between East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire and Carmunnock in Glasgow. The Museum combines an award-winning exhibition building, which houses the national country life collection and the historic working farm of Wester Kittochside with its Georgian farmhouse which exhibits the furniture and effects of the Reid family who farmed there for over 400 years.

Attractions Near National Museum of Rural Life

James Hamilton Heritage Park
James Hamilton Heritage Park2.34km from National Museum of Rural Life

James Hamilton Heritage Park is located to the north of the town of East Kilbride. The park features a 16 acre loch which provides beautiful and tranquil surroundings for our exciting range of water sports, from canoeing to windsurfing. The distance around the loch perimeter path is 1.2 kilometres. The Heritage Park is a Recognised Teaching Centre for the Scottish Canoe Association and Royal Yachting Association.

Cathkin Braes
Cathkin Braes2.36km from National Museum of Rural Life

Rising over 200 meters, Cathkin Braes is an area of hills and includes the highest point of city of Glasgow. Cathkin Braes is ideal for hiking and mountain biking.

Dollan Aqua Centre
Dollan Aqua Centre2.88km from National Museum of Rural Life

Dollan Aqua Centre is a 20th-century category A listed building in East Kilbride, Scotland. Designed by Alexander Buchanan Campbell and named after former Lord Provost Sir Patrick Dollan, it was opened in 1968 as Scotland's first 50-metre swimming pool. It consists principally of pre-stressed concrete and imitates a colossal marquee - the vaulted 324 ft parabolic arched roof appears to be held down by pairs of 'V' shaped-struts that meet the ground at a 30° angle.

Overlee Playing Fields
Overlee Playing Fields3.18km from National Museum of Rural Life

Overlee Playing Fields, is a public park in Stamperland, Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, south of Glasgow, Scotland. The Park contains four football pitches, a large playground, a woodland area and Overlee Family Centre, completed in 2021.

Fernbrae Meadows
Fernbrae Meadows3.44km from National Museum of Rural Life

Fernbrae Meadows is a public greenspace in South Lanarkshire, located on high ground to the south of Rutherglen, specifically directly south of the Fernhill neighbourhood. It is a proposed local nature reserve. The grasslands contain holcus lanatus, rough meadow-grass, meadow foxtail, bush vetch, common hogweed, sweet vernal-grass, meadow vetchling, broad-leaved dock, field forget me not, common sorrel and bracken.

Holmwood House
Holmwood House4.49km from National Museum of Rural Life

Constructed in 1858, Holmwood House is the finest and most elaborate residential villa designed by the Scottish architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson. The villa retains much of its original interior decor and it may have been influenced the works of many othor proto-modernist architects.

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Discover More Attractions in South Lanarkshire, Where National Museum of Rural Life Is Located

South Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
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South Lanarkshire is one of 32 unitary authorities of Scotland. It borders the south-east of the City of Glasgow and contains some of Greater Glasgow's suburbs, also containing many towns and villages. It was flourished with so many tourist attractions and also you can spend some good time there.