Museum of Rural Life

Museum of Rural Life Less than 10 minutes drive away from The Bruce Hotel is the National Museum of Rural Life. Experience the combination of a museum and a historical working farm in a beautiful countryside setting. For a great day out you can visit the Georgian farmhouse with rooms decorated as they would have been in the 1950s, and meet the resident Ayrshire cows, Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, sheep, hens, Clydesdale horses and Highland calves. In the museum ? just a short walk or tractor ride away from the farm ? discover 300 years of Scottish rural history and see Scotland?s largest collection of tractors, combine harvesters and other farming machinery. 

The museum itself is incredibly child friendly. Upstairs, one of the first thing you come to is a room full of exhibits specifically for children. 

There are lots of activities in here. There are puzzles to do, doors to open and close with facts and tiny animals in them, holes to peep through, a little tunnel to crawl through, bits of paper to colour, camouflage activities plus lots more.

If interested in visiting the museum and staying at The Bruce Hotel remember to book direct and get 12% of your stay!