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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.


Our current exhibitions or displays:

  • Harry Lauder - A Recognised Collection. A mini display of some of the iconic items from our recent nationally awarded collection. A taster of the major exhibition coming in 2023. Further information is available on the Museums Galleries Scotland website.
  • Rutherglen Ladies FC - now until 12 March 2023. Women’s football is thought to be a modern development, in fact women have been playing football for over 100 years. Recent research has uncovered the forgotten story of Rutherglen Ladies FC and their battle against the odds just to play matches, as attitudes towards women’s football became increasingly hostile.
    The exhibition tells the story of the team from its foundation in 1921 to disbandment in 1939; exploring the lives of the manager J.H. Kelly and the players and their ground-breaking tours in Scotland, England and Ireland.

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.


Christmas workshops for early years

1-16 December 10:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-2:30pm

Our Early Years workshops are suitable ASN and neurodiverse classes or groups. for nursery, P1-3 classes.

For more information, please contact Aileen Meechan on 01698 452382 or email

£7.25 per child, accompanying adults are FREE.

Christmas carols in the Assembly Room

1 December 7:00pm

Launching the Low Parks festive season with aplomb, we are proud to welcome back the fabulous vocal talents of the South Lanarkshire Choir, who will entertain us with a programme of traditional Christmas Carols as well as a selection of old favourites. Seasonal mulled wine and mince pies will be served in our Mezzanine Cafe during the interval.

Tickets cost £8.50, to book please contact the box office at or call 01698 452299.

Breakfast with Santa

3 December 10:00am

What better way to kick off your festive season than to enjoy breakfast in our festively decorated 18th century Assembly Room, then visit Santa in his magical grotto? A tremendous treat for adults and children alike.

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

Children £10.00 (includes visit to Santa’s grotto) Adults £8.00.

To book please contact Low Parks Museum on 01698 452382 or email

Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Santa's Grotto

3 December 1:30pm-4:00pm

10 December 10:30am-12:30pm

Santa will be in his grotto checking his list, probably twice!  Why not pop in for a visit? No booking necessary. 

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

£7.25 per child.

Quiet Santa visit

4 December 1:30pm-4:00pm

11 December 10:30am-12:30pm

Santa realises that some of his little friends struggle with his grotto 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. Although we won’t issue timeslots, we do ask that you book in advance so we can monitor and manage numbers.

£7.25 per child.

Afternoon tea with Santa

10 December 2:00pm

Enjoy a family-friendly afternoon tea, served in our stunning 18th century Assembly Room with its magnificent decorations and Christmas tree, followed by a visit to Santa in his magical grotto. A Christmas treat for all the family!

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

Children £10.00 (includes visit to Santa’s grotto) Adults £13.30. 

To book please contact Low Parks Museum on 01698 452382 or email

Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Santa's grotto

15 and 16 December 4:00pm-6:00pm

We all know how busy it is at Christmas, so Santa thought that it would be a nice idea to welcome the little ones to visit his grotto after school, he’s even asked Mrs Claus to make some of her magic winter warmer soup.

Children £12.50 (includes visit to Santa’s Grotto) Adults £5.00 (soup & sandwich deal).

To book, please contact Low Parks Museum on 01698 452382 or email

Afternoon tea with festive fizz

17 December 2:00pm-4:00pm

For the grown-ups only - why should the kids have all the fun? 

Enjoy a fabulous, sparkling afternoon tea in our festively decorated 18th century Assembly Room. Our delicious afternoon tea will be served with tea or coffee and of course, a festive glass of fizz (non-alcoholic alternatives available on request) Why not gather your group of grown-ups for a child-free afternoon? Additional refreshments available.

£17.50 per person. If booking multiple places, please contact us for prices.

To book, please email or call 01698 452382.

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