Low Parks Museum

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Low Parks Museum is housed in beautiful and historically significant buildings which were once part of the Duke of Hamiton's estate. The 18th century Assembly Room, with its original plasterwork and musician's gallery, forms a striking centrepiece to the buildings. Displays tell the story of the communities of South Lanarkshire and how they were shaped by the development of industry and housing. There is also a display on the history of The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)regiment, which was raised in South Lanarkshire and, until its disbandment in 1968, held a proud place as Scotland's only rifle regiment. Two large galleries also house a changing programme of temporary exhibitions, ensuring that there is always something new to see.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sun - 12.00pm - 5.00pm

Closed: 25th and 26th December and 1st and 2nd January.

Admission charges

Admission is free.

Additional info

Primary and Secondary school education service and handling sessions must be booked in advance.

Access to museum library is by appointment only.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Music from the South Lanarkshire Choir

  • 13 May 2016 7:30-9:30pm

To celebrate their  new temporary exhibition, Pits, Ponies, People, Stories, which tells the story of mining in South Lanarkshire, Low Parks Museum will host an evening of live music from the South Lanarkshire Choir.

Admission

£6.50 for Friday evening event only

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/low-parks-gala/

Low Parks Gala

  • 14 May 2016 12-4pm

Have you ever been to a Gala Day before?  Well now is your chance. To celebrate their  new temporary exhibition, Pits, Ponies, People, Stories, which tells the story of mining in South Lanarkshire, Low Parks Museum will host their very very first Gala Day. Gala days were very important to mining communities and we are bringing some of that important heritage to Low Parks Museum.  Join us for live music, storytelling, puppet shows and much much more.

Friday:
Saturday: Gala day

Website

http://www.festivalofmuseums.co.uk/low-parks-gala/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Kit 'n' Kaboodle

How to obtain

If you are interested in borrowing a loans kit, please contact Joyce Brown on 01698 452704 or email joyce.brown2@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Kit 'n Kaboodle loans kits are offered free of charge.

Low Parks Museum
129 Muir Street
Hamilton
South Lanarkshire
ML3 6BJ
Scotland

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Website

www.slleisureandculture.co.uk

www.slleisureandculture.co.uk

E-mail

lowparksmuseum@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Telephone

01698 452382

Fax

01698 454360

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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