There is great news! The Biggar Albion Foundation Ltd has been been able to buy the Gladstone Court museum premises which is adjacent to our own museum premises just off North Back Road, Biggar. Our own building is too small to house all our exhibits, and buying the Gladstone Court building has secured the whole site and will enable us to display more exhibits, and to provide a better museum experience for our visitors in Biggar, the home of the founders of the Albion Motor Car Company.
With the help of many generous donors, and by selling our Edinburgh Road Offices, we managed to raise the necessary £100,000 in order to purchase the building. We have set aside some money to kit it out with climate control, displays, etc, then as a future project, we estimate we will need a further £150,000 to link this building with our own. Poeple have been very generous with donations. We have some funds of our own, but these will be needed to equip the building with all the requirements of a modern museum, and vitally, a heating system as this is currently lacking in the building. This will protect the exhibits from damp/condensation as well as providing a comfortable environment for the staff and visitors. We hope then to consolidate some of our buildings and this will enable us to provide better opening hours for the museum. We also plan to have a workshop where visitors can come and see some restoration work being done by suitably qualified experts.