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People's Palace and Winter Gardens

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Address: Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 276 0788
10:00 - 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

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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Palace with excellent huge park

This palace is situated within a huge well maintained garden with many joggers using it for jogging. People were getting pets too inside the park for walks. The Palace is good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This palace is situated within a huge well maintained garden with many joggers using it for jogging. People were getting pets too inside the park for walks. The Palace is good place to see, well maintained from inside as well as outside.

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

Living close to the People's Palace when the kids were young we visited regularly there is plenty to see and take a trip down memory lane. Smell the cheese in the old shop where the kids can explore and see old scales,till etc. There is the war wall with letters, photo's etc, then there is the air raid shelter and... More 

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

We decided on the spur of the moment to go here. My husband is from Glasgow - lived there for 24 years and had never been. Well worth a visit. Very interesting insight into the past of Glasgow. Only down side was the Winter Gardens were closed for renovation - oh well we'll just have to go back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent display of the social changes in Glasgow over the past century. The room devoted to a temporary display of quirky portraits - many with no obvious connection to Glasgow - would be better used for something about the city's industrial history.

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

It has iconic exhibits which tell the history of Glasgow. There is currently an excellent exhibition of cartoons of famous people, very amusing. Unfortunately the excellent winter garden was closed to repair some of the roof glasses. Would normally have a coffee sitting under the palm trees.

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Rochester, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I generally like these kinds of museums and this one was ok. It's a bit away from everything else and it's fairly small. The winter gardens were closed so what you were able to see was pretty small. I don't think I'd go back. It had some interesting things that gave you a little sense of past Glasgow life but... More 

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Argoncilhe, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The peoples palace, has a museum on its 3 floors, of daily living conditions by Glaswegians throughout time, and also there is some lovely China that you can appreciate , then there is the hot house with it's beautiful collection of all different types of trees

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was 24 minute walk from are hotel along the river Clyde- very easy to find and a pleasant walk - in side glasgow green the palace stands alone and can be viewed from a distance..... once inside glasgow history comes to life - but be warned, it is tail of woe , the hard ship that people went through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here by chance on the hop on hop off bus tour. Got off to photograph the fountain but then decided to go in was wonderful well presented and not too much in your face really enjoying it

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as you step inside the door, visitors are welcomed with a smile, a brochure and offer to explain the layout and purpose of the establishment. There are 3 floors including the ground floor where exhibitions give an insight into Glasgow's social history through a series of tableaux. Climbing upstairs, one is suddenly confronted with Billy Connolly's Fyffe's banana... More 

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