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

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Contact and Booking

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

Telephone: 01698 328232
Web: Hamilton Mausoleum

Facilities
Refreshments
Parking
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: Thu, 23 April 2015

    Come and enjoy Britain's biggest burlesque extravanaganza - we dare you! Over 18's only!

    An Evening of Burlesque

  • Arts Exhibition by Gavin Robertson

    art

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Chatelherault Country Park (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 03 January 2015 (10:00 am) - Fri, 30 January 2015 (5:00 pm)
    Prices: FREE

    Art Exhibition

    Arts Exhibition by Gavin Robertson

  • Boogie Nights

    boogie nights

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Tue, 31 March 2015 - Fri, 03 April 2015
    Prices: Adult £10.00 Concession £7.50 groups of 10+

    Performed by an energetic and talented cast of Musical Theatre students from New College Lanarkshire

    Boogie Nights

  • Celest's Circus

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    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 13 April 2015
    Prices:  Child £5.00

    Come join the circus!

    Celest's Circus

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014

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

    Book Now To Avoid Disappointment!

    Christmas Party Nights 2014

  • Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing

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

    The Ultimate Tribute show! Celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.

    Dirty Dancing

  • Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff: Together in Concert

    Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 11 April 2015
    Prices: Adult £18.50

    One of the most dynamic and best loved entertainers that Ireland has ever produced takes to the road for this much anticipated tour.

    Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff: Together in Concert

  • History of Pantomime Exhibition

    Low Parks Museum

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 01 December 2014 (10:00 am) - Sun, 25 January 2015 (5:00 pm)
    Prices: FREE

    Every Day

    History of Pantomime Exhibition

  • Jurassic Adventures

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    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 28 February 2015
    Prices: Adult £16.00 Child Family of 4 £50.00 Concession £14.00

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    Jurassic Adventures

  • Mad About the Musicals 10th Anniversary

    musical notes

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 22 October 2015
    Prices: Adult £22.00 Concession £20.00

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    Mad About the Musicals 10th Anniversary

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    midge ure

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 21 March 2015
    Prices: Adult £15.00

    Midge Ure in conversation with Billy Sloan, and music with the singer's 2 piece acoustic band.

    Midge Ure in His Own Words: A Life In Music

  • Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams

    Pitschi the Kitten with Dreams

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Tue, 14 April 2015
    Prices:  Child £5.00

    Adapted from Swiss author and illustrator Hans Fischer's award-winning picture book.

    Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams

  • Santa is Coming to Chatelherault

    Santa is Coming to Chatelherault

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Chatelherault Country Park (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 06 December 2014 (10:30 am) - Wed, 24 December 2014 (4:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult Adults free Child £6.00

    For further details contact Chatelherault Country Park

    Santa is Coming to Chatelherault

  • Sing-a-Long-A-Frozen

    Sing a Long a Frozen

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 18 April 2015
    Prices: Adult £15.00 Child £46 family of 4 Concession £10.00

    Suitable for ages 5+

    Sing-a-Long-A-Frozen

  • Songwriting with Horse McDonald

    Songwriting with Horse McDonald

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 12 February 2015 (6:00 pm) - Thu, 26 February 2015 (8:00 pm)
    Prices: Adult £36.60 Concession £21.60

    Horse is iconic - a simply unique Scottish female singer-songwriter with a breathtaking stagecraft.

    Songwriting with Horse McDonald

  • Take 20

    take 20

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 09 March 2015 - Sat, 14 March 2015
    Prices: Adult £12.00 Concession £10.00

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    Take 20

  • The Addams Family

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    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 30 April 2015 - Sat, 02 May 2015
    Prices: Adult £10.00 Concession £9.00

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    The Edibles

    Type: Comedy
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Tue, 26 May 2015
    Prices: Adult £5.00

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    The Edibles

  • The Naked Truth

    The Naked Truth

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 28 May 2015 - Sat, 30 May 2015
    Prices: Adult £18.00 Concession £16.00

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  • The Polar Bears Go Wild

    The Polar Bears Go Wild

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
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    The Polar Bears Go Wild

  • The Singing Kettle

    The Singing Kettle

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 27 December 2014
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    The Singing Kettle