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Low Parks Museum


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Low Parks Museum is a 4-star Visit Scotland attraction situated part of the Duke of Hamilton's former estate. Three historic buildings survive - Portland, built in 1696 for David Crawford, secretary to Duke and Duchess of Hamilton; Hamilton Palace Riding School, built in 1837 by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton and one of Scotland's most fascinating buildings, Hamilton Mausoleum. The Route 74 heritage walk, beginning at the museum, passes this iconic building before continuing along the Rivers Clyde and Avon to Chatelherault Country Park in the High Parks.

Our family friendly museum traces South Lanarkshire’s history: early settlements; Hamilton Palace and the Royal Burghs; design, industry, technology and agriculture. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Gallery reflects over 300 years of this unique regiment's story, from Covenanting roots until disbandment in 1968 and beyond. We select objects to highlight South Lanarkshire’s stories and also feature them online. Contact Low Parks Museum for further information.

To see what other events are happening at Low Parks Museum you can visit our Events pages.

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  • Buildings

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    Low Parks Museum is made up of buildings associated with the Dukes of Hamilton. These buildings now house a museum complex, which has been 4 star-rated by Visit Scotland.

  • Children's activities

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

  • Contact details

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    Contact details and opening hours for Low Parks Museum.

  • Curator's Choice

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    Every three months we display Curators Choice items from our Museum collections in Rutherglen library, Hamilton Central library and Lanark library. All have a connection or story relating to those particular areas.

  • Displays

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    Low Parks museum has gallery displays exploring life in South Lanarkshire and a gallery dedicated to the story of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

  • Exhibitions, Events and Activities

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    In addition to our permanent displays, we have two temporary exhibition galleries which have varying content throughout the year.

  • Lifelong Learning

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

  • Low Parks Museum venue hire

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

  • Mezzanine Café

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

  • South Lanarkshire During Wartime

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    South Lanarkshire During Wartime, items of local history providing an insight into how local people experienced wartime

  • Weddings at Low Parks Museum

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    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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