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Product of the Month
Beyond the Counter - A Guide to Gladstone Court
Beyond the Counter is the official museum guide to Gladstone Court and includes images of over 100 objects. It also tells the human stories about the people who owned and worked in these shops over 100 years ago. Only £2.99 in store!
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Spooktacular Family Fun
Halloween Arts & Activities
Children can choose between 2 activities...
Arts & Crafts: Colour and make your own Halloween-themed mask or try a Halloween word search!

Or, the Halloween Trail: Follow the clues around the museum to answer all the questions and figure out the secret word...

Each activity costs £1.50 per child and includes a sweet treat, or do both activities for just £2.00 per child. All materials are provided.

No need to book just show up and let the front desk know you'd like to partake in some Halloween fun!
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Object in Focus
Red & Blue Chair
This chair belonged to Scottish poet, Ian Hamilton Finlay. It was designed in 1917 by Dutch architect and designer, Gerrit Rietveld. The chair’s primary colour scheme was not added until 1923 when Rietveld was influenced by the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl, a style that favoured geometric forms and primary colours. His design was exhibited in the Bauhaus that same year. Visit the museum for a closer inspection...
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Queen's Voluntary Service Award
We are delighted to announce that Biggar Museum and all its volunteers have been given the prestigious accolade of 'Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service'!
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups, and the Biggar Museum volunteers are defnitely one of a kind!

Why don't you pay them a visit in the museum and ask them about their involvement? Many of them have been contributing their time and efforts to the museum for years! And if you are interested in joining the group, email info@biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk to inquire further.
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Biggar Stories
Biggar and the House of Fleming
The dramatic story the House of Fleming in Biggar begins in the 14th century. It features murder and execution, loyalty and tragedy. The new narrative of the House of Fleming introduces many less well-known but highly significant figures.

Visit the museum to hear about their trials and escapades as they become inextricably caught up in the saga of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Look out for the reconstructed model of the Fleming family home in Biggar, Boghall Castle.

About the Museum

Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The museum explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. It focuses on the people who have lived and worked here from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century.

 

Our Mission Statement

i) to collect, store, preserve and record the historic heritage of the area. ii) to provide an educational and enjoyable experience for all ages. iii) to make the collection and archives as accessible to as many people as possible. iv) to act as one of the focal points for local community endeavour. v) to maintain the financial viability of the museum.

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