AboutBritain.com Logo

Moat Park Heritage Centre

Central Scotland
ML12 6DT

History in the Moat Park is interpreted in an unusual way; here the visitor can see a series of detailed scale models depicting archaeological sites as they would have been seen at the time of their use.

These models range from the earliest sites such as ritual henges and burials to the range of homes known to have existed in this part of Scotland, there are loch dwellings known as crannogs, the round houses of the Bronze and Iron Ages and the mysterious hillfort dwellings of more troublesome times over two thousand years ago.

Walk through history and see Roman forts, medieval castles and a unique model of a Clydesdale bastle house - a seventeenth century defensive farmhouse.

The natural history exhibits are changed periodically with both static and 'live' displays of bees and aquatic species.

The upper gallery is given over to the more recent history with local works of art, photography and memorabilia. Fine collections of silver, paintings, samplers and costume are on display.

General Information:
  • Activity sheets
  • Shop

    Share this article

  • Directions

    Biggar lies on the A702 trunk road, 28 miles from Edinburgh and 40 miles from Glasgow. From the south leave the A74 at Abington.

    Moat Park Heritage Centre Postcode for SatNav: ML12 6DT


    +44 (0)1899 221 059
    +44 (0)1899 221 059

    Copyright © 1999-2023 Excelsior Information Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.
    About Us  Press Room  Terms of Use  Privacy  Link to Us  Index  Site Map  Contact Us

    Made with Responsive Grid System by Graham Miller