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Low Parks Museum


Low Parks Museum, South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture

Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 4-star Visit Scotland attraction situated in part of the Duke of Hamilton's former estate. Three historic buildings survive - Portland, built in 1696 for David Crawford, secretary to the 3rd Duke and Duchess of Hamilton, Hamilton Palace Riding School, built in 1837 by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton.  Route 74 heritage walk, starting from the museum, leads just a short distance to one of Scotland's most fascinating buildings, Hamilton Mausoleum, before continuing along the riverside to Chatelherault Country Park in the High Parks.

Our family friendly museum traces South Lanarkshire’s history: early settlement and archaeology; Hamilton Palace and South Lanarkshire's Royal Burghs; working life; design, industry, technology and agriculture. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Gallery reflects over 300 years of service around the world, from the Covenanting roots in the 17th century right up until disbandment in 1968 and beyond.

Museum staff select objects to highlight South Lanarkshire’s personal stories and we feature a touring selection in Curator's Choice, which can also be viewed online.

With our Mezzanine café serving a range of sandwiches, soups and tasty snacks, "Castles and Palaces" children's activity area and a great programme of events and temporary exhibitions, there is plenty for everyone to see and do.

And……entry to Low Parks Museum and car parking is free.

Contact us for further information.

Download the What's On at Low Parks brochure to find out what is on offer

  • ACE children's activities

    ACE children's activities

    Find out what activities South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are offering for children across South Lanarkshire.

  • Buildings


    Low Parks Museum is made up of buildings associated with the Dukes of Hamilton. These buildings now house a museum complex, which has been 5 star-rated by Visit Scotland.

  • Children's activities

    Children's activities

    South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture offers a vast range of activities for children, from tots to teens.

  • Contact details

    Contact details

    Contact details and opening hours for Low Parks Museum.

  • Curator's Choice

    Curator's Choice

    South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture display Curators Choice items in Low Parks Museum, Rutherglen library, Hamilton Town House library and Lanark library, explaining their importance to our local history.

  • Displays


    Low Parks museum has a number of permanent displays exploring life in South Lanarkshire and has permanent display dedicated to the Cameronian (Scottish Rifles).

  • Exhibitions, Events and Activities

    Exhibitions, Events and Activities

    Low Parks Museum (Hamilton, South Lanarkshire), has in addition to its permanent displays, two temporary display areas. Please check to see what is currently on display.

  • Lifelong Learning

    Lifelong Learning

    We offer exciting learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities throughout South Lanarkshire.

  • Mezzanine Cafe

    Mezzanine Cafe

    Why not visit the Low Parks Museum's Mezzanine café for lunch or just coffee and cake.

  • Venue hire

    Venue hire

    Low Parks Museum is housed in beautiful and historically significant buildings which were once part of the Duke of Hamilton’s estate.

  • Weddings at Low Parks Museum

    Weddings at Low Parks Museum

    Providing a beautiful and romantic setting for your wedding day, the historic Assembly Room at Low Parks Museum, Hamilton, is the ideal venue for your special day.

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