Low Parks Museum

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Contact Information

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ
Low Parks Museum Website
01698452382
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Opening Hours

Mondays: 10am - 5pm
Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
Fridays: 10am - 5pm
Sundays: 12pm - 5pm
Tuesdays: 10am - 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
Low Parks Museum
About Low Parks Museum

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

Lanarkshire’s War

Lanarkshire’s War

03 April 2017 - 29 October 2017
Lanarkshire’s War at Low Parks Museum explores the war not only from those on the front line but by those back home.
Free Planetarium Shows for the Autumnal Equinox!

Free Planetarium Shows for the Autumnal Equinox!

23 September 2017
Join us for a day of space and sky at the Low Parks Museum in Hamilton with free planetarium shows!
Gin, Fizz & Jazz

Gin, Fizz & Jazz

06 October 2017
Support the St Andrews Hospice Capital Appeal by joining them for their upcoming Gin, Fizz & Jazz event on October 6th
Saturday Lego Club

Saturday Lego Club

07 October 2017
From Duplo to Lego architecture kits, Low Parks Museum's Saturday Lego Club has something for kids of all ages!
Saturday Lego Club

Saturday Lego Club

09 December 2017
From Duplo to Lego architecture kits, Low Parks Museum's Saturday Lego Club has something for kids of all ages!