Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum

Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum brings together the principal collections of Biggar Museum Trust into a new purpose built, fully accessible museum on the High Street in the centre of the town. The exhibition 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, and incorporates recreated shops within a period streetscape.

The objects on display illuminate a small part of ordinary and extraordinary lives of the people of the area over the centuries.

In addition to the museum galleries, there is a gift shop, an archive room and a separate area for temporary exhibitions. 

The Museum is fully accessible with no stairs in public areas, an accessible toilet, baby changing and an induction loop in the reception area. Opening times detailed below:

Opening Hours

January – end of March 2022

Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

1st April 2022 – Mid December

Tuesday  - Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Closed Mondays.

Bank Holidays please telephone or email for details.

01899 2201050


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The museum is in High Street, Biggar on the A702 from Edinburgh to the M74 at Abington.

There is a dedicated parking area in front of the Museum, with spaces for 12 cars, one for disabled, and a coach space.  The Edinburgh-Biggar-Dumfries bus (Stagecoach) stops a few yards away as does the Lanark- Biggar (Stuarts) bus.


Tel: 01899 221050

Location: 156 High Street Biggar ML12 6DH

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