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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

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Address: Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
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+44 141 276 0788
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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A nice visit for a rainy day

The museum is really well kept and there are some lovely displays, the winter garden is lovely and it's nice to have lunch in it! It was really great to have a wander around when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is really well kept and there are some lovely displays, the winter garden is lovely and it's nice to have lunch in it! It was really great to have a wander around when it's grey out and it's free entry :)

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The greenhouse is amazing to view and is maintained very well! The cafe is small in size and compliments the view. You can sit at designated seats around the different plants without any time scale. The spacious garden outside allows a great view of the building itself and surroundings. Would recommend!

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Lonescot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum takes you back to the old days in Glasgow - tenements, wash rooms, the Barras, sailing down the Clyde, etc. It many displays about old Glasgow over 2 floors. There is a video about Glasgow humour including Billy Connelly, Stanley Baxter, Frankie and Jodie,,etc. Billy Connely's Banana Wellies are on display.

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building and Winter Gardens, house a collection of artifacts, photographs and items of interest, showing Glasgow as it was, over the years. Worth spending an afternoon wandering around seeing how things were, in the bad old days. The winter gardens have a small collection of interesting plants and houses a small cafe serving snacks and drinks. Outside the museum... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a Glaswegian who now lives 'doon the watter' and, I'm ashamed to say, only visited this wonderful museum for the first time last week on a short break to the city to see Still Game. It was only a short drive from our hotel on the Pacific Quay (or 40 minutes on foot along the riverbank) so we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is lovely to walk around and the victorian style building is very beautiful and worth going to see

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum about Glasgow. Situated on Glasgow where people still have the right to hang out washing, the old clothes poles still to be see, the winter gardens lovely for coffee or lunch good wedding venue and outside beautifully renovated fountain

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely building with beautiful old fashioned winter garden, containing a range of tropical plants and tea room. The museum itself is not large but does contain information on different parts of Glasgow's history.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see and great stories of how people lived in days gone by. Very emotive stories and makes you wonder how people put up with the conditions.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you want to know more about the history of the city. The winter gardens are impressive. There's a good café too.

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