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

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    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Angelina Ballerina

    angelina ballerina

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 03 July 2014 - Fri, 04 July 2014
    Prices: Adult £12.50 Concession £10.00

    Live on stage Ballet Girls and Hip Hop Boys

    Angelina Ballerina

  • Buddy Holly and the Cricketers

    Buddy

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 10 May 2014
    Prices: Adult £18.00 Concession £16.00

    "The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more" The Stage

    Buddy Holly and the Cricketers

  • Buddy Holly and the Cricketers - 21st Birthday Party

    Buddy Holly

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 10 May 2014
    Prices: Adult £18.00 Concession £16.00

    21st Birthday Party!

    Buddy Holly and the Cricketers - 21st Birthday Party

  • Oliver

    oliver

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 24 April 2014 - Sat, 26 April 2014
    Prices: Adult £10.00 Concession £9.00

    Come to this great event

    Oliver

  • The Gruffalo - Live on Stage

    The Gruffalo

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 16 May 2014 - Sun, 18 May 2014
    Prices: Adult £11.00 Concession £8.50

    Hit monster family show, direct from a West End season!

    The Gruffalo - Live on Stage

  • The Magic of Motown May 2014

    Motown

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Wed, 07 May 2014
    Prices: Adult £22.00 Concession £20.00

    An incredible cast, dazzling costumes and classic tracks.....this is a must-see show for all Motown fans!

    The Magic of Motown May 2014

  • Tim Stead MBE - Object Maker and Seed Sower

    Low Parks Museum

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 01 March 2014 - Sat, 31 May 2014
    Prices: FREE

    The exhibition concentrates on Tim's true calling - sculpture and comprises a collection of quiet, contemplative and enigmatic works.

    Tim Stead MBE - Object Maker and Seed Sower

  • What The Ladybird Heard

    ladybird

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Tue, 24 June 2014 - Wed, 25 June 2014

    A terrific and witty adventure

    What The Ladybird Heard