Biggar Museum Presents
75 Years of Rural Fire-fighting
Biggar Museum Trust presents an exhibition in collaboration with the Biggar Fire Brigade exploring the nature of fire-fighting in a rural retained brigade over the past 75 years.
Explore vintage fire-fighting appartus, uniforms and see how the fire brigade has evolved over the past 75 years!

Keep a look out in our 'What's On' section for events and fire engine demonstration days.
Visit Scotland Award
We are delighted to announce Visit Scotland have rated the Biggar Museum an outstanding FIVE STARS!
Come visit us and see for yourself the wide range of unique objects in our collection!

The Museum vividly communicates the story of the people and history of Biggar and the Upper Clydesdale area. Tracing the history of the area, from the formation of the landscape through the arrival of the Neolithic peoples, the Bronze Age, the Roman occupation, 12th Century Flemish settlers, the Covenanter’s, exploring the area’s agricultural heritage and a reconstruction of a Scottish Victorian street.
Object of the Month
Albion A2 Dogcart Car
The Albion Motor Car Company was founded in 1899 by local engineer Thomas Blackwood Murray and his brother-in-law Norman Fulton. A Dogcart was a one-horse carriage with four seats: two facing forward and two backward. This 1901 model is one of only 89 manufactured before the Albion company moved to Scotstoun in 1903. Biggar Museum Trust bought the dogcart from a collector in Hawaii in May 1990.
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.
Green tourism
Green Tourism - Silver Award Rating!
We are very happy to announce we have been awarded a Silver rating by the Green Tourism Scheme!

Green Tourism noted a lot of great practices in the museum such as green energy initatives and a range of local or Scottish gifts within the shop. There was also paticular mention of the role played by the local community which tells such an amazing story to all.
Festival of Museums poster