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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
+44 141 276 0788
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
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+44 141 276 0788
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"glasgow green"
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"nice cafe"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While the noise on entering the first floor (one above ground) was too noisy for my taste, the displays do demonstrate the city's struggle with poverty and how the people coped and moved forward. It is an educational experience.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit, great exhibits, lovely guides, outstanding winter garden undercover and lovely tea room.. And excellent shop

Thank georginar995
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute we arrived and saw the magnificent fountain, we knew it was going to be a treat. Having lived in the West of Scotland all my life ( quite sometime, I may add !) this was a place I had never visited, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While strolling through the Glasgow green spaces stopped here for a washroom and to shed a bit of the cool weather. Coffee shop/restaurant and museum are all within as well as places to sit and soak up some sun and tropical atmosphere. Nice collection of...More

Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the people's palace with children...although it's interesting and there's plants and a little walkway inside the trees it was a little boring for the kids compared to the botanic gardens which is much bigger and more interesting...still worth a visit as it's free

Thank Lesley M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Winter Gardens: lovely garden with cafe- banana trees with bananas, fig tree, date trees, water features, scented leaf geraniums and cacti. Great place to stop off on a sightseeing tour. Much more to explore in the Palace, but that will have to wait for another...More

Thank sheffieldeats
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating museum of local history with well planted glass house attached. Free entry. Set in parkland with an average cafe.

Thank Refuser
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A social history museum of Glasgow in the last 150 years - not too large so you can be round in half an hour. A good botanical hothouse with a useful cafe are attached and all set in a pleasant park not far from the...More

Thank Barr0wb0y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend the People's Palace museum to anyone. I went with a Chinese friend who had never been before and has only been in Glasgow for 2 years. She learned a lot about Glasgow's past and with the aid of pictures and models in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic building housing a museum covering Glasgow history and icons was very good covering all aspects of Glasgow life meant there will be something of interest for all age groups. The café in the winter gardens was very good serving excellent lunches and refreshments at...More

Thank Gordon R
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Peter A
July 4, 2017|
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Response from John H R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. There lots of places offering vegan option but contact the establishment direct find out. And when you go enjoy them both. John
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Lyndsay H
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
It's free but donations are welcomed.
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February 24, 2017|
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