Moat Park Heritage Centre

Moat Park Heritage Centre
Moat Park
Kirkstyle
Biggar
South Lanarkshire
ML12 6DT
Scotland

Website

www.biggarmuseumtrust.co.uk/cms/index.php?page=moatpark

Telephone

01899 221050

Fax

01899 221050

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The Moat Park Heritage Centre is the flagship of Biggar Museum Trust, opened in 1988 by HRH The Princess Royal.

Geology displays explain how the Clyde and Tweed valleys were formed millions of years ago, and splendid models portray early dwellings, mottes, castles and bastle houses, all accompanied by archaeological exhibits.

Among many other colourful characters from history you will encounter an Iron Age family and one of the invading Roman soldiers from around 1900 years ago.

You can also see the unique 'Menzies Moffat' patchwork, a magnificent Victorian piece nine feet by eight feet with over eighty colourful figures meticulously stitched into place by an eccentric tailor during the Crimean war, as well as many other iterms of memorabilia and photographs of bygone days.

In the natural history section one can watch a colony of live bees making their honey, learn about local flaura and fauna and have fun with the 'touch table'.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archaeological site, Science centre

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1400-1700

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Social History, Land Transport

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC)

http://www.biggararchaeology.org.uk/club.php

The Biggar branch of the Young Archaeologists' Club is hosted by Biggar Archaeology, with meetings taking place at Moat Park Heritage Centre. Emphasis is on activity based sessions and field work where possible. Two sessions are run each year, each consisting of 8-10 weeks, with a meeting each week on Wednesday 19.00-20.30.

How to obtain

Membership to YAC Biggar is free. Contact info@biggararchaeology.org.uk for more details.

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