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.

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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
The logo for Lanarkshire's War: 100 Years On

Lanarkshire's War: 100 Years On

  • 3 April — 29 October 2017 *on now

Looking back at the First World War from today’s viewpoint, it can often be seen as something which happened in distant battlefields across Europe. This exhibition explores the war not only from the experience of those caught up in the horror of the front lines, but by those at home in Lanarkshire, who were also part of those catastrophic events.
South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture and Culture NL Museums and Heritage and Museum Service have been collaborating over the past 18 months to produce the exhibition.
Using social, industrial, military and archive items from the collections of both authorities, the exhibition will feature personal stories to allow visitors an insight into the impact of war on all aspects Lanarkshire’s social and industrial life, as well as at the war front.
This HLF funded partnership project is part of a four year national UK programme, commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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
South Lanarkshire

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