Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum

About Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ
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Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 5-star museum under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, situated in the former Low Parks of the Duke of Hamilton's estates.

The museum complex is housed in two historic buildings of national importance, both originally associated with the Dukes of Hamilton.

The first of these buildings is Portland, built in 1696 as the private home of David Crawford, secretary and lawyer to the 3rd Duke and Duchess of Hamilton. The other historic building is the former Palace Riding School, built in 1837 by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton.

These buildings provide an attractive and appropriate setting for a fascinating museum tracing the local history of South Lanarkshire, with displays relating to Hamilton Palace; early settlement; working life, including agriculture, weaving, and coalmining; and also the history of the local regiment, the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

With our Mezzanine cafe and activities for children throughout the galleries, there is plenty for everyone to see and do.

Upcoming Events at Low Parks Museum

Music in the Museum

Music in the Museum

18th May 2018
Join Low Parks Museum for an evening of wonderful music as they once again take part in the national Festival of Museums weekend!
Mary Queen of Scots - the Rock‘n’Roll years

Mary Queen of Scots - the Rock‘n’Roll years

19th May 2018
Festival of Museums: Join Low Parks Museum to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the last visit of Mary Queen of Scots to Hamilton!

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