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Past Exhibition
WWI: An Intimate Artistic Community Response
12th October - 16th December 2018

Biggar Museum is excited to announce our upcoming exhibition featuring work by local artists and art groups. These artists were invited to the Museum to view selected WW1 artefacts from the museum archives and respond in their own artistic style. Using media such as drawing, painting, photography, sculpture or textiles and produce a piece of artwork to interpret their reaction to the items from the collection.

Alongside these Artworks will be Objects and Archives from the Museums WW1 collections.

For more information email info@biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk or call 01899 221050.

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Past Exhibition

The Art of Christian Small
Friday 19th April – Sunday 26th May

This exhibition brings several works into the public domain for the first time. It showcases a variety of art-work from private collections and includes landscapes, portraits and still life. You will discover a mixture of techniques and medi-ums, such as watercolour, graphite and collage.

Several of the pieces are supported by poems by Gerda Stevenson and text by Jenny Alldridge. “Truly wonderful watercolours, So much to glory in”. Liz Lochhead. “A gifted artist”. iSCOT

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Our permanent displays include a reconstructed late Victorian street scene.

There you can wander around a variety of shops including the grocers, the ironmongers and the pharmacy.

You can also visit the Misses Scott’s dressmakers & enjoy the delights of the toy shop.
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A Toy Store that will
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Gladstone's Ironmongers

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The Apothecaries' Hall
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The Misses Scott
Dressmaker's shop in a Victorian living room.
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Special Exhibition
AGES OF WONDER: ORIGINAL PRINTS AND THE ART OF ETCHING
In November 2017 the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture staged its biggest collections-based show in a generation: ‘Ages of Wonder'. 'Original Prints and the Art of Etching’ is one of two galleries taken from this critically acclaimed exhibition, currently on tour in Scotland.

The exhibition includes prints from the likes of Rembrandt and David Wilkie to Ian Howard and Will Maclean. The best Scottish printmaking of the last two centuries from the RSA’s Recognised Collection of National Significance is joined by the new prints created by contemporary artists during the original 'Ages of Wonder' exhibition.

info@biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk | 01899 221050
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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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Museum Gift Shop
The following products are available now.
Looking for a beautiful yet lightweight souvenir to remind you of your travels in Scotland? The Museum has an extensive collection of gifts and souvenirs.

Many would make a lovely birthday or wedding gift


Pop into the store to get a closer look.
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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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