Biggar Albion Archive and Foundation
Things to do in Lanarkshire Scottish Borders
Museums in Scotland
Description: One of a series of museums and places of interest within the town of Biggar. The Albion building houses vehicles and archives of Albion Motors, a commercial vehicle manufacturing firm started in 1899. A small motor museum is open at weekends.
The Biggar Albion Archive and Foundation was formed in 2001 and had its beginnings in Biggar Museum Trust but now operates independently.
Ownership: Independent Trust
Situation – OS ref: NT 042378
How to get there:
By car: On the A7202 road from Edinburgh to Lanark (via A 73) and South. Easily accessible also from the M74 Glasgow to Carlisle motorway.
By public transport: Regular public transport from Peebles and Lanark.
Seasonal opening details (2013):
Easter to October 31st
The museum at North Back Road (behind the Glastone Court Museum) is usually open from April to October on most weekends between 10am and 2pm but times and dates can be variable depending on volunteer availability. If you are making a special trip, please check with us to ensure we will be open.
In order to gain access to the Museum on a weekday or to check if it will be open on a specific day, please phone Brian Craigie on 01899 221476 or 07828 827963 9am-7pm or the Albion Archive on 01899 221497 during working hours. We are only volunteers but we will try our best to suit your desired visiting date. Entry is free but a donation will be very welcome.
Disabled Access :- There is one small step up into the museum, however wheelchair users should be able to gain access. We plan to provide a ramp in the near future.
There is a toilet, but other facilities are available within the town. Parking is available on-street nearby.
Free, but donations towards the running costs are always gratefully received
Contact the Albion Foundation and Archive on 01899 221497
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