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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
+44 141 276 0788
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
+44 141 276 0788
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely place to visit. Set in lovely grounds and with loads of exhibits. A perfect place to find out about the social history of Glasgow. There are exhibits from famous faces like Billy Connolly but i prefer the everyday observations of Glaswegians....More

Thank tagger3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really interesting museum, easy to understand exhibits showcasing Glasgow's history. The winter gardens were lovely.

Thank maisiebiggs
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked from the centre of Glasgow to this beautifully renovated building and garden. It was a real step back in time with exhibits and information on life in the city. I wandered round and then went back to look again at some exhibits. The...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were spending 3 nights in Glasgow before heading to Islay. Just wandering around visiting recommended places....decided on a whim to check the People's Palace out because it sounded interesting. We were thrilled to find a Billy Connolly exhibition on there, made our trip! Very...More

Thank Sue p
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a miserable cold, wet day this is a good place to stop and grab a coffee amid the palms and other exotic plants. The attached palace has a great collection of social artifacts that make for an enjoyable browse. Directly opposite is the Doulton...More

Thank Lindsay P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit! Free museum which although small is interesting and depicts Scotlands history well. The garden is also lovely and we had a walk and geocaching session in the area after!

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip for my friend and I was ok. It was very nice on the inside but not exactly what we had been expecting. We also didn't do any research about this place but it was alright none the less. A lot of detail about...More

1  Thank azizmaggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The People's Palace is one of those places in Glasgow which I've often walked by, but rarely entered. Today, given the standard Glasgow weather we decided to step inside. After a pleasant walk through Glasgow Green during a break in the weather, we were welcomed...More

1  Thank MikeGTN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem of a small museum based around Glasgows lifestyles and heritage some great exhibits to fascinate the kids from the air raid shelter to the old prison cell The garden area is good for a sit down an a coffee etc and on a...More

1  Thank ggerrd688
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from the Lanarkshire area, we often took a tram to the Barra's in our youth and never visited this cultural icon. Six of us visited in early January and we were amazed at all the exhibits on 3 floors. We have seen budding authors'...More

3  Thank theTreveller
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Peter A
4 July 2017|
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Response from John H R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. There lots of places offering vegan option but contact the establishment direct find out. And when you go enjoy them both. John
Lyndsay H
15 April 2017|
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
It's free but donations are welcomed.
24 February 2017|
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but limited