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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
10:00 - 17:00
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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

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My daughter and I visited in August, nearing the end of our stay in Glasgow. We always visit when we return home to Glasgow, and we never tire of seeing the exhibits. I love all of the exhibits, but my favourite is the one room set up for a family in an old tenement, showing how difficult life was back... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace is situated within a huge well maintained garden with many joggers using it for jogging. People were getting pets too inside the park for walks. The Palace is good place to see, well maintained from inside as well as outside.

Thank tjpawaskar
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living close to the People's Palace when the kids were young we visited regularly there is plenty to see and take a trip down memory lane. Smell the cheese in the old shop where the kids can explore and see old scales,till etc. There is the war wall with letters, photo's etc, then there is the air raid shelter and... More 

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on the spur of the moment to go here. My husband is from Glasgow - lived there for 24 years and had never been. Well worth a visit. Very interesting insight into the past of Glasgow. Only down side was the Winter Gardens were closed for renovation - oh well we'll just have to go back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent display of the social changes in Glasgow over the past century. The room devoted to a temporary display of quirky portraits - many with no obvious connection to Glasgow - would be better used for something about the city's industrial history.

Thank J M G
Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has iconic exhibits which tell the history of Glasgow. There is currently an excellent exhibition of cartoons of famous people, very amusing. Unfortunately the excellent winter garden was closed to repair some of the roof glasses. Would normally have a coffee sitting under the palm trees.

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Rochester, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I generally like these kinds of museums and this one was ok. It's a bit away from everything else and it's fairly small. The winter gardens were closed so what you were able to see was pretty small. I don't think I'd go back. It had some interesting things that gave you a little sense of past Glasgow life but... More 

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Argoncilhe, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The peoples palace, has a museum on its 3 floors, of daily living conditions by Glaswegians throughout time, and also there is some lovely China that you can appreciate , then there is the hot house with it's beautiful collection of all different types of trees

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was 24 minute walk from are hotel along the river Clyde- very easy to find and a pleasant walk - in side glasgow green the palace stands alone and can be viewed from a distance..... once inside glasgow history comes to life - but be warned, it is tail of woe , the hard ship that people went through... More 

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