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.

Low Parks Museum

About Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ
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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.

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Upcoming Events at Low Parks Museum

Reimagining Hamilton Mausoleum

Reimagining Hamilton Mausoleum

1st December 2021 - 31st July 2022

Architects were invited to design their vision for Hamilton's most famous landmark, the Mausoleum, now you have the opportunity to view these entries at this special exhibition at Low Parks Museum!
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Low Parks LEGO Club

Low Parks LEGO Club

Selected dates between 19th March 2022 - 5th November 2022

Kids of all ages & abilities are invited along to Low Parks Museum for their friendly & creative Lego Club, fortnightly on Saturdays!
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Drawing On Green Spaces Exhibition

Drawing On Green Spaces Exhibition

19th April 2022 - 22nd July 2022

The Drawing On Green Spaces Exhibition at Low Parks Museum showcases an intriguing variety of beautiful art works inspired by the natural history of Neilsland and Earnock community woodlands!
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Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 1st May 2022 - 20th November 2022

Take a tour of one of the finest private tombs in the country and the town's most striking historic landmark, Hamilton Mausoleum.
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Summer Holiday Activities at Low Parks Museum

Summer Holiday Activities at Low Parks Museum

27th June 2022 - 5th August 2022

Low Parks Museum are running a variety of Egyptian themed activities for children throughout the summer holidays!
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Music in the Museum: Edward Cohen

Music in the Museum: Edward Cohen

12th August 2022

Low Parks Museum looks forward to welcoming pianist Edward Cohen for an evening of classical music as part of their Music in the Museum concert series!
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Music in the Museum: Anna Debowska & Marcin Jaroszek

Music in the Museum: Anna Debowska & Marcin Jaroszek

14th October 2022

Low Parks Museum looks forward to welcoming Anna Debowska and Marcin Jaroszek for an evening of classical music as part of their Music in the Museum concert series!
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Candlelit Tour Of Hamilton Mausoleum

Candlelit Tour Of Hamilton Mausoleum

31st October 2022

Join this evening tour of the striking Hamilton Mausoleum lit up by candlelight on Halloween night!
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James Grant

James Grant

11th November 2022

James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced, don't miss him live at Low Parks Museum, Hamilton on Friday 11th November!
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Music in the Museum: Feargus Hetherington & Geoffrey Tanti

Music in the Museum: Feargus Hetherington & Geoffrey Tanti

12th November 2022

Low Parks Museum looks forward to welcoming violinist Feargus Hetherington and pianist Geoffrey Tanti for an evening of classical music as part of their Music in the Museum concert series!
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Christmas Carols in the Assembly Room

Christmas Carols in the Assembly Room

1st December 2022

Join South Lanarkshire Choir at the Assembly Room in Low Parks Museum as they kick off the festive season with a programme of traditional Christmas Carols!
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