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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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Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
+44 141 276 0788
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Winter Gardens is a great place for reading, meditation or just enjoying some rare types of plants while having your coffee. There's a good cafe serving main courses, deserts, hot drinks and some snacks. The food is tasty and hearty. You can have your...More

Thank Альбина Х
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely worth a visit. It was great seeeing the Billy Conoly Gallery. It is a very interesting place, learning all the history of Glasgow. There is so much to learn here, and the building itself is beautiful.

Thank tinkHampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited the peoples palace a few times, and it still provides a warm welcome from cheery and informative staff, while the palace it self has an abundance of history of the people that made Glasgow the city it is today. The old shipyards, factories,...More

Thank mcassidy2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the most interesting museum about history of Glasgow I've seen. But it'd be better to start from the Glass House (Winter gardens). The first thing that you see in Glasgow Green (if you move from the main Arch entrance of from the riverside)...More

Thank myrin2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place so informative and much better than "standard" museums.Rather than a collection of items behind glass, this is a snapshot of the lives of people in the different eras of Glasgow. The display of Billy Connolly's portraits and his reaction to them...More

Thank Kelcardon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

most of scotland's museums are free and this is no exception. A bit of basic history in a beautiful building with a hothouse garden out back

Thank JRocksmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went too see the Billy Connolly paintings and visited my favourite the single end .so much too see and the food court is pretty good but overpriced.

Thank amccurley2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because a friend’s portrait of Billy Connolly was being displayed, or rather , it wasn’t, as the portraits on exhibit seemed to be changed every month. The attendant I asked didn’t seem to know much about it, but, to be fair, he...More

Thank Mharie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peoples' Palace is a pale version of its former self. It seems to have lost its way and has become a bit political. I spent an absolutely boring 30 minutes there before I decided to leave. I cannot think of one single thing that...More

Thank Finkieuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yet another great little attraction for FREE. Plenty to see including the history of the people of Glasgow. There was also an art display featuring paintings of the famous Billy Connolly. All indoor and if you chose to there was a little cafe there too....More

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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
Lyndsay H
April 15, 2017|
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
It's free but donations are welcomed.
February 24, 2017|
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but limited