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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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Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
+44 141 276 0788
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Reviewed yesterday

There is the fascinating collection of artefacts, tea in the glass house and lovely walks. A good way of discovering some local history!

Thank 629anne
Reviewed yesterday

I had never been to the People's Palace before but had passed it on many occasions. It gave an outlook of how Glasgow looked in years gone by from the single-end to pictures of Billy Connolly. I found it interesting and it's laid out well....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great free Glasgow museum. Plus the bonus of the Billy Connolly portraits. The displays and information on the history of Glasgow are spot on, with audio as well as visual displays plus a bit of "hands on" too. The gift shop has a good selection...More

Thank Patsee100
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice visit to Glasgow Green and the Peoples Palace. Primarily went to see the Billy Connolly portraits but had a look around the museum. The museum exhibits a social history of Glasgow and the struggle of the common person. The exhibit is a bit boring...More

Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a visit here to see the artefacts and photographs of old Glasgow. Memories of weegies have been recorded to help us relive the past. Loved the Billy Connelly exhibition and then we followed the mural trail to locate the artwork made of him around...More

Thank Jalex179
Reviewed 3 days ago

The People's Palace is a place where a lot of Glasgow's history is told. IT looks at the civic aspirations; the aspirations of the magnates of industry and of the average person. It does highlight the deprivation there was. Unfortunately there is nothing of the...More

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Situated in Glasgow Green it houses a museum of social history of the city of Glasgow from the mid 18th century to the present day. Recently reopened after much restoration it can now be viewed as it was originally intended. About 1hr should see you...More

Thank jim i
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum was much more than I was expecting. The displays of everyday Scottish life really made an impression on all of us. The kids especially liked the rooms done up like an average wartime house, and an average grocery store, it really spurred their...More

Thank Romy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of a large group who visited the Peoples Palace, it brought back many memories, of how life was in Scotland, Glasgow specially, the tenement, the steamie, Jimmie Reid, and Billy Connelly... will be back there soon for another visit

Thank robsmum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit and it is free! Lovely memories of the way Glasgow folk lived all those years ago. Also great to see the three portraits recently done of Billy Connelly. We visited on a lovely day and the Glasgow Green looked marvelous. Good...More

Thank magsdan29
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Peter A
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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
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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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Yes, but limited