Back to List

Hamilton Mausoleum

Door open days

29 September 2018 (12.00-16.00)

South Lanarkshire

Hamilton Mausoleum is the town’s most striking historic landmark. This fascinating monument was built by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, as his final resting place. The building is impressive on the outside, but, book one of the tours offered by Museum staff, and you will see just how breathtaking it is, with its massive dome, magnificent bronze doors, marble floors, and eerily atmospheric crypt – to say nothing of the record-breaking echo!

Please note that Hamilton Mausoleum is not wheelchair accessible and is unsuitable for people with walking difficulties. We advise visitors to wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear when visiting.

Outwith Doors Open Days, tours are available on the first Sunday of each month at 12.00 noon and 2.00 pm. Tours must be booked at least 2 days in advance. Tickets cost £3.50 and £2.00 for concessions available from Low Parks Museum reception.

Visits to Hamilton Mausoleum can be arranged outwith the programmed tours for groups with a minimum of 10 people.

Please contact Low Parks Museum at or call 01698 452382 to arrange a tour.

Key Information

Architect: David Hamilton, David Bryce, A H Richie

Building Date: 1840-58

A guide will be on site between 10am and 4pm.

Parking and toilet facilities available at Low Parks Museum, a 5 minute walk away.

Unfortunately, the Mausoleum is not suitable for disabled visitors.

Where to find us

  • Hamilton Mausoleum
  • Mote Hill
  • Hamilton
  • ML3 6BY