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“Great insight into the history of the people of Glasgow” 4 of 5 stars
Review of People's Palace and Winter Gardens

People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
0141 276 0788
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Ranked #28 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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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London, UK
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“Great insight into the history of the people of Glasgow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place is not easy to get to without a car - it's a long walk from public transport, but well worth it. It offers a great insight into the history of the people of Glasgow and some of the seamier side of the city's past. I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits and the gardens. The café looked great but every table was covered with previous visitors cups and plates which put us off stopping there.

Visited June 2013
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“Also recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If it is a sunny day, do venture out past the Salt-Market and into the park. Here you can relax with a small botanical garden and learn all about the people of Glasgow. For all the family - everyone will be interested in the displays.

Visited July 2013
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“An insight into the modern history of Glasgow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

On Glasgow green, the Museum offers a series of exhibitions detailing the modern social history of Glasgow since 1750. An interesting and thought provoking series of exhibitions describe how our forebears lived, in pretty tough conditions generally! The Glasshouse joined on to the Museum houses an interesting selection of Plants and Trees and also contains a fairly decent Cafe.

Visited June 2013
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“a look at life in Glasgow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Stopped in at the People's Palace and Winter Gardens. It is a well done museum of every day life in Glasgow through history. The Winter Gardens are beautiful

Visited June 2013
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“Would benefit from just bit more investment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Some very interesting exhibits but signage in many cases needs replaced - fading type and curling edges. Also comparisons on posters between 'then and now' clearly date to the early 1990's (which to the primary school visitors will still sound like history). Messages just as relevant today, if not more so, but needs a refresh. I felt duty bound to make a contribution as I left. Great place for families to visit and good cafe with a wide range of value for money snacks.

Visited June 2013
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