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Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum

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 or the Christmas at Low Parks poster to find out what is on offer



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