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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

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Address: Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141 276 0788
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Old memories of Glasgow

Odd bit and bobs about the life and experiences of Glasgow folk mainly in the past well worth a visit my favourite place in Glasgow. look over the road at the old carpet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Southampton, United Kingdom

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Odd bit and bobs about the life and experiences of Glasgow folk mainly in the past well worth a visit my favourite place in Glasgow. look over the road at the old carpet building very pleasing its spectacular

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bishops stortford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked from the city centre which was a bit of a challenge but doable if you have time. Loved the glass house and café. Enjoyed the aspects of Glasgow life through the ages. There was a Billy Connolly art exhibition on when I was there and that attracted a few visitors. Worth a visit but would not go again... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot about the history of Glasgow's people. Small enough to be able to see the whole museum without being exhausting. Lovely conservatory area at the back.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to find out how ordinary Glasgow people used to live ,work and play, and get a feel for why "People Make Glasgow" . Amongst the many Colourful displays and exhibits are those showing examples of living conditions of "Single End" tenement life, the washing of clothes in the Glasgow Steamie, and the holiday experiences of Glaswegians going... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some great exhibits (Jimmy Reid, Billy Connolly, the Barras) but let down by dirty loos and staff who are adept at demonstrating their lack of enthusiasm

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited People's Palace for the first time and thought it was great, lots of things to see and loved it all. The Winter Garden's were definitely worth a look around, and then a coffee and great scones in the cafe. Free parking and free entrance (donation) Would recommend and would call again :-)

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as it looked interesting on Trip Advisor. This wasn't an attraction we have been to before. The gardens were great and full of citrus fruits, cacti and palm trees. Things that would not be seen naturally in a Glasgow climate. The museum had lots of interesting facts about the people of Glasgow and a wonderful shop where... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned so much about the history of, not just Glasgow, but Scotland during my visit. The exhibits are clearly labelled and the information is easy to understand. We didn't allow enough time to really explore the winter gardens, so we have a good reason to return, which we will!

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there in January on a sunny day. The garden was beautiful and the museum/palace was awesome and well made. Great exhibition and good for children as well.

Thank nannakopp
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon exploring the People's Palace and Winter Gardens. The cafe in the Winter Gardens provides basic but tasty options, including soup, sandwiches, scones and cakes - making it a good afternoon/morning tea option. The Winter gardens are small but well maintained, a great way to escape the cold and see some nice gardens. The building itself is... More 

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