The Biggar Museum opened on September 30, 1972, due to the hard work and dedication of a group of members from the local community. First located in the basement of the Lionel A. James Library, the museum eventually outgrew its space and in 1993, Royden Donahue donated a building that would have allowed the museum to expand. Unfortunately, the building was destroyed in 1994 by fire, but the museum board decided to carry on with the move by building a new structure on the donated site. After three years of major fundraising and planning, the Biggar Museum celebrated its grand opening on October 4, 1997, at its new location at 105-3rd Avenue West.
The Biggar Museum is established to tell the story of the Biggar area. The Museum exists for the purpose of collecting, preserving, studying, interpreting and exhibiting to the public for its instruction and enjoyment, objects and specimens of educational and cultural value, including artistic, scientific, historical and technological material.
The mission statement of the Biggar Museum seeks to preserve the history of Biggar and District through the development and delivery of programs, displays and exhibits which link past and present in an educational manner interesting to young people and the general public.