Enter what was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close. For more than 130 years, the industrial plant made coal gas for use in the town and beyond.
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Almost all of the gasworks buildings and equipment remain. You can even see some of the steam-driven machines used for gas production and distribution in action.
Biggar Gasworks passed into state care soon after its doors shut. Today, it’s a lasting reminder of an industry that benefited all of Scotland’s citizens, and the only preserved gasworks left in the country.
- Gain great insights into the gasworks – so complete is the site, it’s almost as it was left on its last day of production
- Learn the secret of how our gas was made before the advent of natural gas in the 1960s
- Take in the smell – just enough lingers in the air to provide that authentic Victorian experience
- the Biggar Gasworks Museum is open 1pm to 5pm on weekends only