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Objects in Focus
National Fund for Acquisitions
This month we are displaying a selection of objects that have been added to our collection thanks to the National Fund for Acquisitions, which is managed by National Museums Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.

One of these objects is a fascinating Roman enamelled mount from the Iron Age, unearthed by a metal detectorist near Carstairs!

Visit the museum for a closer inspection; these objects are only on display for a limited time...
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Museum Gift Shop
Products of the Month
Barkley Glass

Beautifully designed, kiln-formed glass lovingly created by Jane Drysdale in Crieff, Perthshire. Some of the pieces look wonderful with a candle placed behind them!

Prices range from £8 - £30

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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