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
Refreshments
Parking
Disabled Parking
Dates and Times

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

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    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 at The Town House

  • Aladdin at The Town House

    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 at The Town House

  • Aladdin at The Town House

    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 at The Town House

  • Aladdin at The Town House

    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 at The Town House

  • Brick City

    Brick City

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Wed, 29 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Thu, 30 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Fri, 31 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sat, 01 November 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sun, 02 November 2014
    Prices: Adult £2.80

    An amazing exhibition of engineering marvels in miniature is coming to Hamilton

    Brick City

  • Brick City

    Brick City

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Wed, 29 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Thu, 30 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Fri, 31 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sat, 01 November 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sun, 02 November 2014
    Prices: Adult £2.80

    An amazing exhibition of engineering marvels in miniature is coming to Hamilton

    Brick City

  • Brick City

    Brick City

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Wed, 29 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Thu, 30 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Fri, 31 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sat, 01 November 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sun, 02 November 2014
    Prices: Adult £2.80

    An amazing exhibition of engineering marvels in miniature is coming to Hamilton

    Brick City

  • Brick City

    Brick City

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Wed, 29 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Thu, 30 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Fri, 31 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sat, 01 November 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sun, 02 November 2014
    Prices: Adult £2.80

    An amazing exhibition of engineering marvels in miniature is coming to Hamilton

    Brick City

  • Brick City

    Brick City

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Wed, 29 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Thu, 30 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Fri, 31 October 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sat, 01 November 2014 - Sun, 02 November 2014
    Sun, 02 November 2014
    Prices: Adult £2.80

    An amazing exhibition of engineering marvels in miniature is coming to Hamilton

    Brick City

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014

    Christmas Party Nights

    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

    Book Now To Avoid Disappointment!

    Christmas Party Nights 2014

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014

    Christmas Party Nights

    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

    Book Now To Avoid Disappointment!

    Christmas Party Nights 2014

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014

    Christmas Party Nights

    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

    Book Now To Avoid Disappointment!

    Christmas Party Nights 2014

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014

    Christmas Party Nights

    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

    Book Now To Avoid Disappointment!

    Christmas Party Nights 2014

  • 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

  • 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" - The Times

    Todd Gordon Sings The Sinatra Songbook