Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum
129 Muir Street
South Lanarkshire






01698 328232


01698 328419

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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.

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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.

Wild Wood Festival

  • 16 May 2014 7-9pm

If you go down to the woods today... This festival celebrates the sights and sounds of the forest with a host of unusual, hands-on events that will excite the imagination of children and adults alike. Discover the wonders of wood with informal guided walks and talks, and find out what a little creativity can achieve in turning wood into a habitat or something quite different...For those who love the smell, feel and look of natural materials, there will be demonstrations from our talented team of furniture makers, woodturners and willow weavers, and storytellers will spin magical tales of woods and wildlife. And for the more mature family members, there's the opportunity to gather around one of Tim Stead’s impressive, larger-than-life sculptural chairs and enjoy a fascinating evening of music, refreshments and tall tales.



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.