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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
0141 276 0788
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Ranked #35 of 177 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

What a great place this is, if your looking for a place in our wet Glasgow! Parking good, it has a café and there plenty to see and just chill out. Met here for a business meeting as great location and when finished just stayed and enjoyed coffee and all the facilities. Andy top tip- If your a tourist to... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Set along the Glasgow Green the actual place is really nice but the cafe is overpriced considering the quality of the food and din't expect to "grab a quick bite" without waiting at least half an hour for a sandwich. Really nice venue but come on..

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What an amazing place to visit. So interesting to learn about and to see how Glasgow was, so many years ago. A beautiful building complimented by an amazing fountain outside, a statue of Queen Victoria perched atop looking down on you! The Peoples Palace is like a mini museum showcasing everything from Billy Connelly's banana shaped 'wellies', as worn by... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wonderful place to learn about the history of the city. They also have a single end so you can see how people used to live in one room. There is no entrance fee and its a fabulous way to spend a day

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is the first time I have been for a few years, It is interesting to read and see much of the history of Glasgow especially the last century as well as earlier times. There is an opportunity to visit a "Single End" where families lived in one room and also sit in a shelter from wartime. Prison life is... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a wonderful facility to have in any city. The combination of the greenhouse, with its plants and wonderful statuary and the brick built 'palace' end with the museum of Glasgow life, we found, an ideal place to wander, look and learn and with a tea-shop for a cuppa to end made it perfect.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The people's palace is a good place to find out about Glasgow history and it is very well done and good to support a local free attraction - the best bit are the winter gardens with a surprisingly good coffee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great gem tucked away in Glasgow. It really gives a good look back into Scotland's history and growth through the years. Best to be done on sunny day to take in the sights along the way

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The people's palace shows the history of Glasgow and the tenements and the on going issues of housing in this city. The overhwhelming story for me was one of poverty, and great triumph. I loved the tiles in the bathroom - Shakespeare Tiles! TIP: The tenements exhibition is just fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Have now had my second visit to the People's Palace. Well worth a trip to see all the things my Scottish family hadtold me about in my childhood. Enjoyed a lovely coffee and cake in The Winter Gardens too.

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