Low Parks Museum
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.
Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sun - 12.00pm - 5.00pm
Closed: 25th and 26th December and 1st and 2nd January.
Admission is free.
Primary and Secondary school education service and handling sessions must be booked in advance.
Access to museum library is by appointment only.
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
Songs from the Musicals with the South Lanarkshire Choir
- 15 May 2015 7-9pm
Whip-crack-away! If you love musicals, you will be in heaven with this evening of tonsil-ticklers! Set in the beautiful surroundings of our ornate 18th century Assembly Room - complete with musicians' gallery - we are guaranteed superb acoustics for this rousing night of show-stoppers. Setting your feet tapping are the talented South Lanarkshire Choir, who are more than ready to raise the rafters with their unique renditions of these popular classics. During the interval, there will be a chance to imbibe in a little tipple and some nibbles in our mezzanine cafe, giving a bird's eye view of gallery exhibition below. We promise to send you home with a smile on your face and a song in your heart - or on your lips!
Dig it! with the Romans
- 16 — 17 May 2015 12-5pm
Can you Dig It!? Help us celebrate this year long archeology festival at Low Parks by stepping back in time to join the Antonine Guard who lived right here on the edge of the Roman Empire. We've got lots of hands-on activities for all the family on offer throughout the day with simulated digs, touch tables of ancient archaeological finds and a storyteller weaving tales of past times. You'll meet all the characters from a military encampment and get a real insight into battle tactics literally 'learning the drill' by participating in some genuine Roman training techniques! For the more delicate amongst you, you'll also be able to learn more about the domestic side of Roman life, sharing a word or two with a passing Roman lady or by getting down and dirty with some ancient children's games! Dig It! promises to uncover some surprises and a truly unforgettable day!
Kit 'n' Kaboodle
How to obtain
If you are interested in borrowing a loans kit, please contact Joyce Brown on 01698 452704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kit 'n Kaboodle loans kits are offered free of charge.
Low Parks Museum
129 Muir Street