Visiting Information

Opening Times (SHOP ONLY)

As we are under Tier 4 Regulations The shop is closed untill the 11th of December



*Please note that if you would like to contact us by email, the email account is only manned from Tuesday-Saturday. If your query is urgent please call 01899 221050*

Entry Costs

Tickets Adult – £5 Concession – £4 Child – £2 Family – £12 A free membership card is available to all ML12 residents. Please enquire at the reception desk.

Getting here

By Car: Biggar is on the A702, 30 miles southwest of Edinburgh and 10 miles southeast of Lanark. From the south, Biggar is 15 minutes from the M74 junction 13 at Abington. Postcode for Sat Nav: ML12 6DH.

By Bus: There is a bus service between Edinburgh and Biggar, no.101/102. There is bus service between Lanark and Biggar.

By Train: The nearest train station is Lanark which connects to Glasgow Central.

Access & Facilities

The Museum has its own dedicated parking for up to 12 cars and a coach. The Museum is suitable for visitors of all ages with interactive displays and a baby changing facility. The Museum is fully accessible for disabled visitors with a designated disabled parking space and an accessible toilet.

Biggar High Street
What to do in Biggar

Biggar is an attractive small town set in picturesque countryside on the northern edge of the Southern Uplands. The thriving High Street contains a wide variety of independent shops, businesses, hotels and cafes within traditional buildings in a Covervation Area.
Biggar Hills
What to do in Biggar

Many forms of outdoor recreation can be enjoyed in the area, from enjoying a relaxed walk around Burnbraes park or fishing and canoeing in the Clyde to hang-gliding off Tinto Hill!

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Biggar Puppet Theatre

Visit the International Purves Puppet theatre company. As well as staging a thrilling variety of puppet shows for children and families, the theatre runs puppet workshops where you can learn to make your own puppet.

8 Broughton Road, Biggar, ML12 6HA

e-mail: Biggar Puppet Theatre

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Biggar Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange is a Grade B listed building, originally built in 1860 when farmers and merchants traded cereal grains here. It is now home to Biggar Theatre Workshop and also houses an Art Gallery and coffee bar.

126 High St, Biggar ML12 6DL

e-mail: Biggar Corn Exchange


Lamington Chapel

The Chapel was built in 1857 and was the private place of worship of the Baillie Cochrane family and the burial place of the first Lord Lamington. Only the village and this tiny chapel remain to recall a way a life which flourished and has gone but is part of our heritage worth remembering.

Holy Trinity Chapel, Lamington, South Lanarkshire ML12 6HW

e-mail: Lamington Chapel


Brownsbank Cottage

Just 3km from Biggar is the ‘but and ben’ cottage where Scotland’s international poet, Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Grieve) lived with his wife Valda from 1951 until their deaths in 1978 and 1989. The cottage is both a museum – by appointment only – and a base for writers.

Candymill, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6DT

e-mail: Brownsbank Cottage

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Biggar Gasworks

This Historic Environment Scotland property is the only surviving gasworks in Scotland. Look out for ‘Steam Days’ when the boiler operates and drives steam machinery. Open 1 April – 30 September, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm – 5pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. The museum can be opened at other times by arrangement. Please check their website for Steam Days and further information here.

Gas Works Rd, Biggar, Lanarkshire ML12 6BZ

01899 221070

The Biggar Albion Foundation

The Albion Foundation is responsible for the Albion Museum on North Back Road, Biggar. It also manages the Albion Archive, Biggar Rally and the Albion Club.

9 Edinburgh Rd, Biggar ML12 6AX

01899 221497

Biggar Public Park

Biggar Public Park

Facilities at this park include an 18-hole golf course, 9-hole putting green, tennis court, lawn bowling, pond, play area, caravan and camping park.

Broughton Road, Biggar, ML12 6JS

Burn Braes Park

Biggar Burn runs through this family-friendly park. It also has play equipment, a paddling pool, and picnic tables.

Burn Braes, Biggar, ML12 6LY