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In the South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture's Museum service, we are passionate about caring for and raising awareness of the rich cultural heritage of South Lanarkshire.

We develop and manage a fascinating collection of around 150,000 objects, using them in exciting and innovative ways to provide enjoyment and learning opportunities for all ages.

At Low Parks Museum, our 5-star visitor attraction in Hamilton, the varied and dynamic displays, exhibitions and activities help to bring the history of South Lanarkshire to life, both for local people and visitors to the area.

In addition, our outreach programme allows us to take the collections and services far beyond the museum itself and out into the wider community across South Lanarkshire, encouraging everyone to discover and celebrate our local heritage.


  • Children's activities

    Children's activities

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

  • Family days out

    Family days out

    Looking for a great day out this summer? Look no further. South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture has lots to offer...

  • Find us on Facebook

    Find us on Facebook

    South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture currently has four Facebook pages.

  • Hamilton Mausoleum

    Hamilton Mausoleum

    Hamilton Mausoleum was one of the finest private tombs in the country and is now one of the town’s most famous buildings. The chapel has a massive dome, over 36 metres high.

  • Hamilton Palace

    Hamilton Palace

    Hamilton Palace was the largest non-royal residence in Britain, possibly even in Europe. It was the main residence of the Dukes of Hamilton from at least 1591 until 1919.

  • 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.

  • Low Parks Museum

    Low Parks Museum

    South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture's Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 5-star visitor attraction housed in two historic buildings of national importance.

  • Object of the month

    Object of the month

    Each month South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture choose a different object to put on display in Low Parks Museum, taking the opportunity to explain why it is important to our local history.

  • Online collection

    Online collection

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

  • 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.