Low Parks Museum at 50

Published Friday, 28 July 2017

Low Parks Museum at 50

Low Parks Museum at 50

Celebrate our Golden year with us with Bronze Age Live!, Autumn Equinox Adventure and much more.

It’s been 50 years since Low Parks Museum opened its doors back in November 1967. To celebrate our Golden Year we have planned a series of events to capture your imagination. Our Golden Year celebrations began with events starting in July and continuing through to November.

September

Science in the Museum
Autumn Equinox Adventure
Stargazing, Weather reporting, Space craft activity

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd
11:00am – 3:30pm
Planetariums and Weather Eye Station activities - Free
Space Craft activity £3.10 per person, ACE members are free.

Reach for the stars and join us on Friday and Saturday for our exciting Autumn Equinox Adventure. This September our holiday weekend falls on the autumn equinox. Throughout the two days we have a variety of activities to try out.

  • Learn about the beauty and wonder of space this autumn in our free mini stargazing taster shows courtesy of not one but TWO planetariums from our very special guests The Space Time Dome (Fri & Sat) and Cosmos Planetarium (Sat).
  • Find out and try reporting our weather directly to the MET Office at our Weather Eye Station.
  • On Saturday we welcome The Astronomical Society of Glasgow to the museum, learn about telescopes, and how to navigate the solar system. If the clouds stay away there may be a chance to try out a Solar telescope.
  • Thinking of becoming an Astronaut/Cosmonaut just like Valentina Tereshkova or Tim Peak? Why not start your adventure by making your own Astronauts helmet, or solar mobile in our space craft activity.

The Planetarium Experience (Free)
11:30am,12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm (show times 15 min)
Brought to you by the University of Glasgow, School of Physics and Astronomy, the Space Time Dome brings the excitement of the planetarium to Low Parks Museum.
Suitable for 4yrs – 104yrs.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Spaces are limited.

Cosmos Planetarium (Sat. only)
Within the iconic Hamilton Mausoleum
12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:45pm
Unlocking the breath-taking wonder of astronomy using state of the art digital technology to bring you a fully immersive 360ĚŠ multi media theatre experience.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Spaces are limited.

Weather Eye Station (free)
Learn how to make weather observations and make your own live weather report from our weather station directly to the Met Office.
Free activity suitable for age 6yrs upwards.

Space craft activity - £3.10 per person, ACE members are free
Fri & Sat - 11:00am to 3:30pm
Looking for something crafty? Become an Astronaut/Cosmonaut just like Valentina Tereshkova or Tim Peak. Start your adventure by making your own Astronauts helmet, or solar mobile in our space craft activity.
Suitable for age 5yrs upwards.

November

50th Anniversary Mausoleum Tour
Sunday 5 Nov - 12:00-2:00pm
£6.00 / £4.00 concession

Low Parks Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary on 3rd November 2017 and to celebrate we are making the last tour of Hamilton Mausoleum a little bit special. We have invited members of the South Lanarkshire Choir to perform at both tours on Sunday 5th November 2017. To book, please contact Low Parks Museum on 01369 452382 or email aileen.meechan@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Please note that Hamilton Mausoleum is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for people with walking difficulties. We advise visitors to wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear as it is very cold in the Mausoleum and there are uneven paths and stairways. There is no parking at the Mausoleum, but parking is available at Low Parks Museum which is a short walk away.

Watch out for further details and future events being added!

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