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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%
  • Terrible1%
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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

I was surprised at how interesting this museum was. I expected to learn something about how people in Glasgow lived, but what I didn't expect was how much insight into Glasgow this gave. Perhaps that's because of my perspective as a foreigner, but I found...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Waited too long to visit this amazing place. Was drawn in by the opportunity to see the three special portraits of Billy Connelly's 75th birthday. Neither they, the museum, or the Doulton Fountain disappointed. So many different aspects of life throughout the years in Glasgow...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here today to see the much publicised Billy Connolly paintings. We saw the paintings yes. But bot were we disappointed with the cafe! No sausage for a "roll n sausage" no rolls for that matter! We opted for a bacon sandwich which was very...More

Thank AnneJ1959
Reviewed 6 days ago

strolling around the lush Glasgow Green, you will not miss the Peeople's Palace. The museum (free of charge) and the winter garden with its rich botanic collection are both worth the visit. and the coffee shop in the winter garden is definitely a fine place...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here most of my life and sadly was very disappointed today. Too many empty spaces and areas roped off. Shocked to find a painter gaily painting a wall without the area being roped off with safety barriers! The winter gardens are always a...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A marvellous museum about Glasgow life with a very good cafe in the large glass enclosure. The enclosure has an interesting array of plants and shrubs including a banana tree. There is an interesting fountain at the entrance (largest terracotta fountain in the world). This...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a family visit with young kids and grandparents. All really enjoyed it. The story of the city during the war years, the battle with the booze and the look at life inside a tenement house was great. An excellent way to spend 2-3...More

Thank jam551
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place to find out more about Glasgow. There are great displays and it is free like many of Glasgow' museums. The Conservatory is a good place for a tea or coffee and you can also go for a walk in...More

Thank MaryP3634
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting friends, my hosts took me along to this interesting "slice" of Glasgow/Scottish history; well worth a couple of hours (or more) to see the varied exhibits of Glasgow thru the years, plus the substantial glass conservatory from the Victorian age, overlooking Glasgow Green and...More

Thank SilverBuzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second visit to Glasgow researching my ancestors who lived in Glasgow before immigrating to Australia in the 1800's. I have to say that I found the exhibits in The Peoples Palace quite depressing. My ancestors lived very near to the area where...More

Thank bigred88
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Lyndsay H
How much is entry to the peoples palace
15 April 2017|
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
It's free but donations are welcomed.
Does the cafe have any Gluten of we options .thankyou .
24 February 2017|
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but limited
Elaine B
Ive been told Peoples Palace is closed till spring I have relatived visiting from Australia just now n would like them to see it before they go home 28th feb2017
11 February 2017|
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Response from Jean C | Reviewed this property |
Hi all open and awaiting your visit enjoy