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Low Parks Museum



Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 5-star museum under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, situated in the former Low Parks of the Duke of Hamilton's estates.

The museum complex is housed in two historic buildings of national importance, both originally associated with the Dukes of Hamilton.

The first of these buildings is Portland, built in 1696 as the private home of David Crawford, secretary and lawyer to the 3rd Duke and Duchess of Hamilton. The other historic building is the former Palace Riding School, built in 1837 by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton.

These buildings provide an attractive and appropriate setting for a fascinating museum tracing the local history of South Lanarkshire, with displays relating to Hamilton Palace; early settlement; working life, including agriculture, weaving, and coalmining; and also the history of the local regiment, the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).

With our Mezzanine cafe and activities for children throughout the galleries, there is plenty for everyone to see and do.


  • ACE children's activities

    ACE children's activities

    Find out what activities South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture are offering for children across South Lanarkshire.

  • Buildings

    Buildings

    Low Parks Museum is made up of buildings associated with the Dukes of Hamilton. These buildings now house a museum complex, which has been 5 star-rated by Visit Scotland.

  • Children's activities

    Children's activities

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

  • Contact details

    Contact details

    Contact details and opening hours for Low Parks Museum.

  • Displays

    Displays

    Low Parks museum has a number of permanent displays exploring life in South Lanarkshire and has permanent display dedicated to the Cameronian (Scottish Rifles).

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions

    Low Parks Museum (Hamilton, South Lanarkshire), has in addition to its permanent displays, two temporary display areas. Please check to see what is currently on display.

  • Learning and outreach

    Learning and outreach

    The South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Museums Access team offers exciting learning opportunities for people of all ages and abilities throughout South Lanarkshire.

  • Mezzanine Cafe

    Mezzanine Cafe

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

  • Venue hire

    Venue hire

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