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“Taxi driver's recommendation fits the bill”

People's Palace and Winter Gardens
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Glasgow's Must Sees 5-Hour Private Tour
Ranked #23 of 272 things to do in Glasgow
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Taxi driver's recommendation fits the bill”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We spent a morning here and thoroughly enjoyed it. It maps the history of ordinary people living in Glasgow. We spotted lots of things we remember from our own childhood. There is a reconstruction of a typical room lived in by a family in the tenements, and a shop, and the laundry. I found most interesting the video about how a prisoner is prepared for execution. At the time we visited there was an excellent art exhibition of the WW! works on Farrell, Glasgow's own war artist.

Visited June 2014
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Corby, United Kingdom
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“If you have a free Hour or Two”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Well worth the visit and its all free. The peoples palace will take you back in time and shows how people of Glasgow Lived or survived. Lovely little museum, with some wonderful artifacts and life size representations. Out side the main door is a huge fountain and statue dedicated to Victoria and the empire (currently under renovation). To the rear is the winter gardens with all it exotic Plants and Palms

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place to Visit”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

People's Palace and Winter Gardens are situated in the lovely Glasgow Green which is a huge park with so much to do.

There is a museum within the peoples palace with a lot of Glasgow History, including Billy Connolleys Banana Boots.

The Winter Gardens are stunning and many a bride has had her picture taken here, there is also a small cafe, which is lovely to sit in and watch the world go by.

The green itself has a lot to offer, there is a cycling area where you can hire bikes of all descriptions and there is a road set out to cycle round.

There is also a play area which is fantastic for little ones with sand to play in.

I would highly recommend a visit to this park it is only a five minute walk from the city centre and well worth it.

Visited August 2013
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“Most enjoyable”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

An excellent insight into life in Glasgow when times were hard. Loved the steamie and the single end.

Visited May 2014
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Kuopio, Finland
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have been to several gardens, but this was one of my favourites! It's not too far from the city centre so you can easily make a little stop-over here. If you enjoy flowers, gardens or beautiful places in general you'll love it!

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Aino R
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