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Exhibitions, Events and Activities


 

Exhibitions at Low Parks Museum, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

In addition to our core displays and changing temporary exhibitions, we offer many activities and events within Low Parks Museum.

Exhibitions

Our current exhibitions or displays:

  • National Treasure: South Lanarkshire's Sir Harry Lauder Collection Exhibition
    Sir Harry Lauder was Scotland's first successful international entertainer - indeed the first superstar. A local lad whose unique stage image and performance brought world fame. The Sir Harry Lauder Collection of over 600 items gained the National Recognition award in 2022 and a large part of this collection will go on public display.
    This colourful and theatrical exhibition showcases Harry's life and work. Through stage costumes, his trademark twisty walking sticks, handwritten letters and lyrics, music, photographs, film and archives, it explores his characters and songs, his world tours, his family and friends, allowing us a valuable insight beyond the fame to the family man.
    Opens Saturday 10 June until end February 2024. Entry is free.

Events

Music in the Museum: George Todiča

Lanarkshire looks forward to welcoming back pianist George Todiča. An alumnus of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, George is a prize-winning pianist with an incredible talent and an engaging personality. We're thrilled to welcome him back to the historic Assembly Room of Low Parks Museum for an afternoon of exceptional music.

13 October 2023 at 2:00pm

£15

You can book tickets online for this event.

Lauder On Film

To complement our exhibition 'National Treasure, South Lanarkshire's Sir Harry Lauder Collection', we are pleased to invite Lauder expert, Prof. John Ritchie to Low Parks Museum to discuss Sir Harry's lesser known career in film and why the global star’s meteoric rise to fame does not seem as reflected on the silver screen as it might have been, during Hollywood’s golden age.

28 October 2023 at 2:00pm

Tickets are free, and can be booked online.

Music in the Museum: Anna Dubrowska and Marcin Jaroszek

Low Parks Museum is pleased to welcome back Anna Dubrowska and Marcin Jaroszek back to the auspicious surroundings of our eighteenth century Assembly Room in November. Join us in welcoming them back for an illustrated restaging of Chopin’s recital in Manchester's Gentlemen Hall of 1848. With Marcin’s interpretation, Anna’s virtuosity and the music of the Great Romantic, we look forward to hosting a unique evening of entertainment.

18 November 2023 at 7:00pm

Tickets are free, and can be booked online.

Music in the Museum: James Grant

Former guitarist of Love and Money, James Grant, returns to the Assembly Room for what has become an annual fixture in his live performance schedule.

One of Scotland’s most gifted songwriters, he blends Pop, Blues, Folk, Country and Soul in his work. The Low Parks audience can look forward to hearing his self-penned solo compositions as well as Love and Money favourites in the auspicious surroundings of our historic Assembly Room.

24 November 2023 at 7:30pm

Tickets £22 available from our online box office.

Music in the Museum: The Tartan Tenor

Colin Thomas Bryce is a Scottish classical crossover tenor and graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Trained in both opera and musical theatre, he enjoys a very busy performance schedule throughout the UK and internationally as a highly sought-after concert performer, corporate entertainer and event producer.

Since graduating in 2013, Colin has performed extensively with acclaimed UK vocal quartet, The Opera Boys, including as a headline act for contracts aboard some of the world's finest cruise lines including Crystal, Cunard, Celebrity, P&O, Saga and Norwegian Cruises. He also has performed with them on each of their four UK theatre tours and for private events both home and abroad.

We can’t wait to welcome Colin to the auspicious surroundings of the Assembly Room for an afternoon of quality entertainment.

20 January 2024 at 2:00pm

Tickets £15.00 available from our online box office.

Festive Season 2023

Breakfast with Santa

2 December at 10:00am

Come along and have your breakfast in our beautiful 18th century Assembly Room which will be festively decorated for Christmas, then visit Santa in his magical grotto.

Suitable for all ages, please note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Children £11.00 (includes visit to Santa’s grotto) Adults £8.60.

To book please email aileen.meechan@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Christmas Choral Concert

7 December at 7:30pm

Join us as we start off the Festive Season with the fabulous musical talents of the South Lanarkshire Workplace Choir.

You will be entertained with a programme of traditional Christmas Carols as well as a selection of old favourites that will have you dancing in your seats, so warm up your vocal chords as audience participation is encouraged.

Delicious mince pies and mulled wine will be served in the cafe during the interval.

£8.00

Tickets available from the box office.

Afternoon Tea with Santa

9 December 2:00pm

A family friendly festive afternoon tea will be served in our stunning 18th century Assembly Room which has been festively decorated for Christmas, followed by a visit to Santa in his magical grotto.

Suitable for all ages. Please note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Children £11.00 (includes visit to Santa’s grotto) Adults £14.50.

To book please contact Low Parks Museum on 01698 452382 or email lowparksmuseum@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Afternoon tea with Festive Fizz

16 December 2:00pm

Enjoy a sparkling afternoon tea in our festively decorated 18th century Assembly Room, just for grown-up. Delicious savouries and tasty treats will be served along with tea or coffee and of course, a festive cup of cheer! Additional refreshments will be available to purchase.

At only £21.00 per person, it’s a festive treat that’s not to be missed.

To book please contact Low Parks Museum on 01698 452382 or email lowparksmuseum@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Please specify any dietary requirements when booking.

Santa Sessions

Weekdays throughout December.

Early Years and primary school Santa sessions are available throughout December. Please contact lowparksmuseum@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk for availability and booking enquiries.

Santa Visits

Saturday 2 December from 2:00pm and Wednesday 13 December from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

£7.25

Public visits to see Santa. To book your timeslot, just call reception on 01698 452383 or email: lowparksmuseum@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Quiet Santa Visits

Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 December from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

£7.25

Santa discovered that some of his friends struggle with visiting him because of the lights, noise & crowds. And so, with some adjustments, we hope to ensure the Christmas experience in Low Parks is magical for *all* our visitors.

Specifically designed for our ASN / neurodivergent friends. We won’t issue timeslots but we do ask that you book in advance so we can monitor and manage numbers.

Please get in touch for bookings, or with any queries to lowparksmuseum@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk.

Heritage Trail

A walking and cycling route between two of South Lanarkshire’s most prestigious historic buildings enhanced to provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy and engage with their local heritage and landscape, while benefitting their health and wellbeing.

The app called "Chatelherault to Low Parks Heritage Trail" (a free download from Google Play or the App Store, depending on your device) details and tracks your route while providing heritage content along the way. Learn key facts about the landscape’s history and enjoy archive images and historic footage to enhance your experience.

Finish off with a leisurely wander around the museum, a browse in the shop or visit the café for a spot of something lovely! This route can be reversed, Chatelherault’s shop and café are also well worth a visit!

The project has been funded by Smarter Choices, Smarter Places – Paths for All’s grant scheme to support behavioural change initiatives to improve people’s lives.

Mausoleum tours

When conditions permit, we offer entertaining and very informative tours of Hamilton Mausoleum.



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  • 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).

  • Exhibition extras

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    Highlighted items on current exhibition at Low Parks Museum, Hamilton

  • Online collection

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    At South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture we are developing our online catalogue so that as much of the collections are available as possible.