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Lifelong Learning and Resources

Lifelong Learning and Resources

Bringing the past alive.

We welcome all schools, nurseries, further education and community groups.

Teacher-led / self-led visits are free (Monday to Friday) but must be booked in advance.  For further details please contact or call 01698 452382 (reception desk) or Aileen Meechan on 01698 452342.

*Please note, food and drinks are not permitted within our galleries.

Handling Kits

The museum collections are the focus of our learning resources and activities. We have collections of objects specifically used for handling and loans. Created to support the Curriculum for Excellence, our kits help children and young people to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

These are available for use by Nurseries, Schools (Levels 1 – 4), Further / Higher education, Senior Phase, community groups and other organisations. Suitable for classroom displays.

All kits must be booked in advance.

Hire fee, South Lanarkshire area:

4 weeks - £15.50

Hire fee, out with South Lanarkshire:

4 weeks - £31.00

We want to reach as many schools / groups as possible. Please bring your kit back by the last day of your loan to ensure the next booking can uplift it on time.

Late return charges

Late return of kits will incur a charge of £5.50 per week.

Handling kits topics

  • The Victorians
  • Street Games
  • First World War – Next of Kin
  • World War 2 – The Home Front
  • Wash Days
  • The Titanic

We are developing further topics based on our collections and themes connected to South Lanarkshire and will add to this information.

For further details on bookings and hire charges, please make an enquiry via or call Aileen Meechan on 01698 452342.

All our kits are quarantined for 72 hours before going out on loan and on return.

How to hire

Please contact Aileen Meechan on or call 01698 452342/01698 452382 (reception desk) or e-mail

Collections and Returns

Unfortunately, we cannot deliver. Our handling kits will be available on the agreed date for collection.

Please return kits to:

Low Parks Museum
129 Muir Street


We will invoice you for the hire of our kits. If you are using the IProc system, please ensure that the purchase order number used is quoted and a copy of the purchase order is emailed to

If you need this information in another language or format, please contact us to discuss how we can best meet your needs. 

Telephone 01698 476262, text phone 18001 01698 476262 or email

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