Hamilton Mausoleum

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Hamilton Palace Mausoleum is a remarkable Roman-style domed structure of panelled masonry. The mausoleum is one of Lanarkshire’s most iconic buildings and is seen by thousands of motorists every day travelling along the M74 motorway.
 

History of Hamilton Mausoleum

The building stands to an overall height of about 123 feet (37m) and occupies a site some 650 feet (200m) north of the former Hamilton Palace. The building was begun in 1842 by architect David Hamilton and was completed 5 years after the death of the 10th Duke by architects David Bryce and Alexander Richie in 1858. The Duke was interred in the mausoleum alongside many of his family. 

Hamilton Mausoleum is now the solitary remaining testament to the colossal scale and grandeur of the buildings which once stood in the Hamilton Low Parks.

The coffins of the 10th Duke and his ancestors were later re-buried in Hamilton's Bent Cemetery due to the subsidence and flooding that affected the mausoleum.
 

Hamilton Mausoleum Tours


Impressive from the outside, but book one of the tours taken by knowledgeable museums staff and you can get to see the breathtaking interior of the Mausoleum which has the longest-lasting echo of any building in the world, a phenomenon which is dramatically demonstrated to visitors by slamming the entrance doors. The interior is also famous for its ornate decoration and eerie atmospheric crypt. Amongst one of the fascinating secrets of the mausoleum is the ‘whispering corner’.

The Mausoleum is an interesting and exciting historical attraction which makes for a great day out for all the family. A small charge of £2 per adult and £1 consession applies for a tour of the Mausoleum. Bookings are made via the nearby Low Parks Museum.

Following your visit, why not take a trip up to the nearby Chatelherault Country Park, a magniifient VisitScotland 5 Star visitor attraction.

 

Location

Low Parks Museum and Hamilton Mausoleum
129 Muir Street, Hamilton
Hamilton
ML3 6BJ

View Hamilton Mausoleum on a Map

Contact and Booking

Telephone: 01698 328232
Fax:01698 328412
Email: lowparksmuseum@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Telephone: 01698 328232
Web: Hamilton Mausoleum

Facilities
Toilet
Refreshments
Parking
Disabled Toilet
Disabled Parking
Dates and Times

Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm and Sundays 12.00pm - 5.00pm

  • A Night of Dirty Dancing

    A Night of Dirty Dancing

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 10 April 2015 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £23.00 Concession £21.00

    The Ultimate Tribute Show celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time

    A Night of Dirty Dancing

  • Aladdin

    aladdin

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 05 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Wed, 10 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £13.50 Concession £11.50

    This Panto Season the evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

    Aladdin

  • Aladdin

    aladdin

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 05 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Wed, 10 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £13.50 Concession £11.50

    This Panto Season the evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

    Aladdin

  • Aladdin

    aladdin

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 05 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Wed, 10 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £13.50 Concession £11.50

    This Panto Season the evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

    Aladdin

  • Aladdin

    aladdin

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 05 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Wed, 10 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £13.50 Concession £11.50

    This Panto Season the evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

    Aladdin

  • Blood Brothers

    blood brothers

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 16 February 2015
    Tue, 17 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Thu, 19 February 2015
    Fri, 20 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015

    Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

    Blood Brothers

  • Blood Brothers

    blood brothers

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 16 February 2015
    Tue, 17 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Thu, 19 February 2015
    Fri, 20 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015

    Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

    Blood Brothers

  • Blood Brothers

    blood brothers

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 16 February 2015
    Tue, 17 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Thu, 19 February 2015
    Fri, 20 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015

    Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

    Blood Brothers

  • Blood Brothers

    blood brothers

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 16 February 2015
    Tue, 17 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Thu, 19 February 2015
    Fri, 20 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015

    Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

    Blood Brothers

  • Blood Brothers

    blood brothers

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 16 February 2015
    Tue, 17 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Thu, 19 February 2015
    Fri, 20 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015

    Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

    Blood Brothers

  • Blood Brothers

    blood brothers

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 16 February 2015
    Tue, 17 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Wed, 18 February 2015
    Thu, 19 February 2015
    Fri, 20 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015
    Sat, 21 February 2015

    Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

    Blood Brothers

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014!

    Big Vern and The Shootahs

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 12 December 2014
    Sat, 13 December 2014
    Fri, 19 December 2014
    Sat, 20 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £42.50

    With prices held from last year, the tickets are excellent value at £42.50

    Christmas Party Nights 2014!

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014!

    Big Vern and The Shootahs

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 12 December 2014
    Sat, 13 December 2014
    Fri, 19 December 2014
    Sat, 20 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £42.50

    With prices held from last year, the tickets are excellent value at £42.50

    Christmas Party Nights 2014!

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014!

    Big Vern and The Shootahs

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 12 December 2014
    Sat, 13 December 2014
    Fri, 19 December 2014
    Sat, 20 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £42.50

    With prices held from last year, the tickets are excellent value at £42.50

    Christmas Party Nights 2014!

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014!

    Big Vern and The Shootahs

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 12 December 2014
    Sat, 13 December 2014
    Fri, 19 December 2014
    Sat, 20 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £42.50

    With prices held from last year, the tickets are excellent value at £42.50

    Christmas Party Nights 2014!

  • Derek Acorah - Enlightenment Tour

    Derek Acorah

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 25 September 2014
    Prices: Adult £17.50 Concession £15.00

    Voted Britain's Favourite Male Medium by the prestigious Soul and Spirit Magazine

    Derek Acorah - Enlightenment Tour

  • Elvis in in the Building

    Elvis is in the Building

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 18 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £20.00 Concession £18.50

    Climazing with the King's legendary Vegas spectaculars, you won't be disappointed - classic hit song follows classic hit song.

    Elvis in in the Building

  • Elvis is in the Building

    Elvis is in the Building

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 18 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £20.00 Concession £18.50

    Celebrating Elvis' entire career, this lavish stage show features - "Britain's leading Elvis impersonator",

    Elvis is in the Building

  • Guys and Dolls

    guys and dolls

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 09 October 2014 - Sat, 11 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £10.00 Concession £9.00

    After the huge success of Oliver, Cats! and We'll Meet Again, this will be a Hamilton District Youth Theatre production that is not to be missed!

    Guys and Dolls

  • Lanarkshire's War

    Lanarkshire War

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 11 September 2014 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
    Prices: FREE

    Visit Hamilton Town House Library to discover more about WW1 and it's impact on the Lanarkshire area.

    Lanarkshire's War

  • Legends of Laughter at The Town House Hamilton

    Legends of laughter

    Type: Comedy
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 25 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £17.00 Concession £15.00

    Ha Ha Hamilton presents Legends of Laughter

    Legends of Laughter at The Town House Hamilton

  • Nothing Personal

    Hamilton Town House

    Type: Comedy
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 03 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £10.00

    A comedy drama about residents, families and carers up against age, authority and each other!

    Nothing Personal

  • Room on the Broom

    Room on the Broom

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 14 November 2014 - Sun, 16 November 2014

    A magical, musical delight fo the children aged 3+. Direct from a smash-hit West End season

    Room on the Broom

  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 11 September 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:15 pm)
    Prices: Adult £15.00 / £10.00 Concession £12.50

    Early bird tickets must be booked and paid for by 31st July 2014

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra

  • Shang-a-Lang

    Shang a Lang

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 26 September 2014
    Prices: Adult £12.00 Concession £10.00

    A wonderfully funny and poignant trip back to the 70s

    Shang-a-Lang

  • Sparkie's Wizard School - The Second Term

    Sparkie's Wizard School

    Type: Comedy
    Location: Hamilton, Chatelherault Country Park (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 25 October 2014 - Sun, 26 October 2014
    Prices: Adult Family Ticket (4 people) £25.00 Child £8.00

    Age 3 years and upwards. (There are some scary bits!) At the Auditorium Chatelherault's Visitor Centre

    Sparkie's Wizard School - The Second Term

  • The Rat Pack

    The Rat Pack - Vegas Spectacular

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 19 September 2014
    Prices: Adult £20.00

    Featuring a live orchestra and the Vegas Show Girls

    The Rat Pack

  • The Singing Kettle

    The Singing Kettle

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 27 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £13.00/£48.00 family ticket (x4) Concession £10.00 group of 10+ (plus buy 10 get 1 free)

    The Singing Kettle presents Big Christmas party

    The Singing Kettle

  • Todd Gordon Sings The Sinatra Songbook

    The sound of musicals

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 29 November 2014
    Prices: Adult £18.50 Concession £17.50

    "Doing it his way, the ghost of Sinatra lives on in the work of one of his most polished admirers" Clive David, The Times (London).

    Todd Gordon Sings The Sinatra Songbook