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Hamilton Mausoleum

Door open days

8 September 2019 (12:30 am - 4pm)

South Lanarkshire

Hamilton Mausoleum was one of the finest private tombs in the country and is now one of the town�s most famous buildings. It was built as a tomb and monument to Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, nicknamed �El Magnifico� but was incomplete at the time of his death in 1852. The chapel has a massive dome (over 36 meters high), magnificent bronze doors and a stunning floor made up of different marbles from around the world. One of the first things you will probably notice however is its amazing 15 second echo � one of the longest in the world! Two huge lion sculptures overlook the entrance to the crypt below where you can still see the niched for the bodies of the members of the Hamilton family. Parking available at Low Parks Museum. Additional information: visitors are advised to wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear and to familiarise themselves with the health and safety guidelines provided at the site.


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

Caf� available at Low Parks Museum

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