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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
0141 276 0788
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As featured in 3 days in Glasgow
Ranked #32 of 170 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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florida
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306 reviews 306 reviews
118 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful building from the outside but no so much inside. The displays are interesting more so if you live in Glasgow. The glassed in winter garden is very pretty. Don't miss the marvelous fountain outside the Palace

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Altricham, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The People's Palace is a free attraction which is well worth a visit. It shows Glasgow through the ages from different perspectives. If you nothing about the city it will be a great introduction. Be wary of the cafe in The Winter Gardens though. Massively overpriced, and you're definitely not paying the inflated prices for good service !! My tip... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We walked along the river on a nice saturday morning on our 2 day visit to glasgow, and came upon glasgow green. In the middle ie the peoples palace and winters garden. We had nice bacon rolls and coffee then spent a while looking round the exhibits. It was very interesting

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Free entry. Interesting look at Glasgow life including darker aspects such as poverty and domestic abuse. Lovely to sit in winter gardens and have a coffee. Lovely to walk through The Green to the People's Palace.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An interesting journey through various aspects of Glasgow's history. Good fun for all the family. Not too strenuous physically or mentally. The Winter Gardens are a great place for a heat on a cold day.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It had been more than a decade since we had visited this classic Glasgow attraction and thankfully, unlike the new Transport Museum and the new Kelvingrove Gallery, this one had not been given a ghastly modern makeover. Most of the original exhibits were unchanged, though there were a number of additions. Billy Connolly's banana boots were still there together with... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a great time here. Brought back loads of memories from my childhood days. Loved it. My neice also enjoyed it, esp the steamie and the ballroom dancing. Thank you

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Paisley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Aw peoples palace last time I was here was visit primary school , that wasn't yesterday brought back lots memories what a awesome building lots to see and bring back memories how hard must been in the by gone years don't relies how lucky we are , we also had a coffee & sandwich in there cafe sit in the... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fantastic museum,all the history of Glasgow! A beautiful building in Glasgow Green.This was my second visit and I highly recommend this museum,it's also free! The cafe wasn't open to the public last week due to the Commenwealth Games...but it is worth a visit alone to visit the cafe in it's fabulous glass building.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very poor and located quiet in poor area. Nothing special to see except one random cafe. You will be dissapointed.

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