Monday, 10 May 2010

Days Out - Museum of Rural Life

Tractor 228

Went and spent an afternoon on Saturday at another National Trust for Scotland (NTS) property. This time it was the turn of the Museum for Rural Life in East Kilbride. It's an interesting property, split between a, as the title would suggest a museum. This houses loads of items chronicling the development of farming and rural living through the ages.

Combine Harvester

The other part, if you can call it that, is a working farm with a small dairy heard that gets milked daily. The farmhouse is also a great example some fine Georgian architecture and the interior and the rest of the farm is of the 1950's era.

The farm is about half a mile from the actual museum building and can be reached by walking along the footpath or my getting the 'farm train', basically a carriage being pulled by a tractor.

Kittochside Farm

Plenty of animals to see, like the big Clydesdale horse. You can also see the dairy heard being milked, most days, that's around 3pm.

Clydesdale Horse

If your not interested in farms or rural life in general then this is not the place for you but if you've got kids of a young age they'll love the farm with all the animals.

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