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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

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Address: Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 276 0788
Today
11:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The People's Palace and Winter Gardens, set in historic Glasgow Green, the...

The People's Palace and Winter Gardens, set in historic Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in the city, tells the story of Glasgow and its people from 1750 to the end of the 20th century. Adjacent to the People's Palace is the extravagant and recently restored Doulton Fountain, unveiled in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.

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My partner and I didn't have much time when we visited Glasgow but we felt that our time was well spent at the People's Palace. We loved the interactive nature of the different... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Micci H
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has "winter gardens" in the title and it was actually closed during the winter! It was closed for several days not just 1 day for the holiday - We walked around for awhile and at least 20+ people by hoping to go inside and were upset that it was closed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I didn't have much time when we visited Glasgow but we felt that our time was well spent at the People's Palace. We loved the interactive nature of the different displays and learnt a lot about the city. The winter gardens were pretty and we had a delicious carrot cake from the cafe which was very reasonably... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place - lots to see and absorb. Good for families - educational and interesting. Also has a botanical bit that is pleasantly warm

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very run down, most of the exhibits are not interesting and a bit random. It's like someone has just collected odd bits and bobs from the past 100 year and chucked it all together it doesn't really make any sense. We were in and out in 35mins. Glad I never wasted to much of my day there.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

really interesting. restaurant is really reasonable too and does fabulous home made soup. good day out for tourists and locals alike.

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Thank myownrev
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous place to see the history of Glasgow. From the Steamy to The Big Yins yellow wellies. Winter Gardens cafe is a great stop for a cuppa and a cake. Our team of ladies visited here after competing in the race for life and were made most welcome.

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Thank Linda S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't go to Glasgow without seeing the palace for us the people. Loved the tenement room depicting life back in the days. You'll get to appreciate how lucky we are today. Dress up and have your photo taken. Great for understanding the history of Glasgow. Love this city, and would definitely return.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an outstanding museum of Social History that could hold its head up anywhere in the world.Everybody calling themselves a Glaswegian should know this museum well. The winter gardens are always interesting and attractive.The gift shop is well stocked with excellent presents .The Cafe does good snacks.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The museum is very small and the winter gardens was unfortunately closed when I visited, but I was utterly absorbed by the exhibition - it was absolutely fascinating. Good range of exhibits that covered everything you should know about the history of Glasgow. Good for adults and children too. I hope to go again to visit the garden.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Querky view of the history of the people of Glasgow from comedy to the struggle to keep shipbuilding on the Clyde. Unfortunately the cafe and gardens were closed for renovations but still worth the visit.Went to West on the Green for lunch.

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