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

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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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.

Tuesdays - Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
Sundays 1 pm - 5 pm
FREE ADMISSION
Donations are very welcome to allow us to put on similar events in the future.

info@biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk | 01899 221050
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Museum Gift Shop
Products of the Month
HEATHERGEMS

Looking for a beautiful yet lightweight souvenir to remind you of your travels in Scotland? Heathergems of Perthshire, make a fantastic range of jewellery and quaichs. The distinctive and colourful designs are made by collecting, drying and dyeing heather stems, and then compressing the stems in a press. The resulting product is very eye-catching! Each piece comes out with its own unique colours and lines.

A Heathergems piece would make a lovely birthday or wedding gift as well!

Prices range from £15.00 - £58.00

Pop into the store to get a closer look.
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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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