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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

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Address: Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
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+44 141 276 0788
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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
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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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Glasgow past and present

The Palace and Winter gardens are set in a vast park in the center off Glasgow, and on the sunny day we visited it was a nice walk. the palace is what it says a peoples history... read more

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Corby, United Kingdom
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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Palace and Winter gardens are set in a vast park in the center off Glasgow, and on the sunny day we visited it was a nice walk. the palace is what it says a peoples history the one that my mother remembers growing up in Glasgow and I remember from my many visits to my grans . so do... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting gallery full of social history, old photos, video clips, memorabilia. It certainly gave a flavour of what it was like to live in a tenement building as so many Glaswegians did, including my mother. It's not too big and after a visit, it is worth having a cuppa in the conservatory, which has some lovely botanic plants in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a Canadian that lived in Glasgow for over 10 years. This museum is slightly dated but brilliant nonetheless. The exibit of a single end is unbelievable in the fact that whole families used to live in them. It will also help you decipher the "Wegian" dialect somwhat as well. A wee cuppa in the winter garden is lovely as... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are interested in the history of Glasgow this little museum is worth visiting. Loved the video clips of Billy Connolly, Francie and Josie etc really made me laugh and reminded me of times gone by. The Winter Gardens are lovely although the cafe is rather basic and a little grotty.

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Airdrie, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum also includes the indoor tropical garden which is great. Museum reflects Glasgow living as it was and also much to do with the working background for people. One great feature is the high flat living at Red Road which is now demolished. Nice little cafe, varying exhibitions, great surrounds incl the Templeton carpet factoryand the clay countain in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One word'SWAUCKKKKKKKKK'"every the birds enjoy the stunning scenery, I want every single glasweigan to go, it's a wake up call, it's amazing when everyone had hardly any money or food, working together, living, together, from all nations to achieve, the one thing, to hope the next generation, enjoy the pleasures of Glasgow, learn from there mistakes, to embrace change and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This small but very interesting museum tells of the conditions of every day life for people in the West of Scotland going back about 100 years or so. It also has an interesting gift shop and a large cafeteria under glass so that you can have your coffee and buns while looking out over Glasgow Green. The only reason I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a long walk to the Glasgow Green along River Clyde in the rain. I've now gone through 3 brellies in less than 24 hours. I was excited to finally arrive at the People's palace, and even more that the winter gardens were open. The plantation was lush, although I imagined the botanical gardens to be larger. A few... More 

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

Go here all the time. As I grew up across the road love coming here and remembering my upbringing and roots . Lovely plate of soup after walking around gardens

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend an hour catching up on Glasgow social history. Great cafe in the winter gardens. Gift shop needs to rethink merchandise though.

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