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Biggar Gasworks

Gas Works Rd, Biggar ML12 6DT, Scotland
+44 1899 221070
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Well worth a visit

A 5 minute walk from the Biggar museum and well worth it. The lady on duty gave a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
2010mustang
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Good

Not open very often. But when it is it is great!. I would recommend it definitely to families... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
patchconnolly1
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Biggar, United Kingdom
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Typical of a small town coal-gas works, Biggar is the only one surviving in Scotland. The oldest part of the works dates from 1839. Please call for up-to-date opening times and prices.
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Gas Works Rd, Biggar ML12 6DT, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

A 5 minute walk from the Biggar museum and well worth it. The lady on duty gave a very interesting talk on the history of the gas works along with the short film in the showroom. We then spent 15 minutes walking around the works...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Not open very often. But when it is it is great!. I would recommend it definitely to families passing through Biggar.

1  Thank patchconnolly1
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Interesting as it's one of the few remaining examples of something which was once common place. You can view the old gasworks (including the retorts which still smell of sulphur thirty years after their last use), and there is a slightly dated film about towns...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

It was good, but a one time visit, they show you a video and you get to look around the old gas works. If you're taking the kids, try the Burn Braes park next to it

1  Thank Fin l
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Was passing by and have never been. Not the biggest of Historic Environment Scotland sites but it was really interesting place to visit. Can send about 30 minutes here and the staff are really knowledgeable. Worth a visit if your passing.

1  Thank Suntoucher72
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Takes you back to the age of the New World cookers and beyond. A must to show the young how life has progressed in a relatively short tine span

1  Thank LSJ---13
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

The Biggar gas works started as The Public Gas and Coke Company in 1812 and became the Biggar Gas Company in 1839. This is a collection of old buildings with all the equipment used to manufacture gas from coke. It supplies gas to many parts...More

Thank LEA W
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

It was really interesting with demonstrations of the equipment working, talks about the history and lots to read about the old town gas system.

Thank NicolaAsker
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

VERY INTERESTING and had a reat visit the staff are nice and learnt me alot about past and present heating

Thank DISABLEDchukky
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Reviewed 20 September 2015

This was very interesting but not a place to spend a whole day - just maybe an hour or two at the most, the lady there was very pleasant and helpful and we enjoyed looking around as we are ex Gas employees my husband found...More

1  Thank mollie4
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