Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum in Hamilton is a 4-star Visit Scotland attraction situated in part of the Duke of Hamilton’s former estate. Three historic buildings survive – Portland, built in 1696 for David Crawford, secretary to the 3rd Duke and Duchess of Hamilton, Hamilton Palace Riding School, built in 1837 by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton.  

We are passionate about raising awareness of South Lanarkshire’s rich cultural heritage, by caring for and developing a fascinatingly rich and varied range of collections. These link social, industrial and domestic activities with South Lanarkshire’s communities. 

Our family friendly museum traces South Lanarkshire’s history: early settlement and archaeology; Hamilton Palace and the Royal Burghs; working life – design, industry, technology and agriculture. The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Gallery reflects over 300 years of service around the world, from Covenanting roots in the 17th century right up until disbandment in 1968 and beyond.

Museum curators select objects to highlight South Lanarkshire’s stories and we feature a touring selection, Curator’s Choice, in main libraries, which can also be viewed online.

Route 74 heritage walk, starting from the museum, leads just a short distance to one of Scotland’s most fascinating buildings, Hamilton Mausoleum, before continuing along the riverside to Chatelherault Country Park in the High Parks.

With our Mezzanine café serving a range of sandwiches, soups and tasty snacks, “Castles and Palaces” children’s activity area and a great programme of events and temporary exhibitions, there is to see and do.

And……entry to Low Parks Museum and car parking is free.  Follow us on Facebook.