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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

Glaswegians and visitors alike love this place,from people that left the city years ago,who could see how you used to all fit into a recess bed,to billy connollys'banana boots,it's informative but funny as well,lovely wee cafe behind it in the winter gardens,take a walk to...More

Thank mandypee
Reviewed 3 days ago

In the wintergardens you can relax with a coffee and enjoy the tropical plants and after that go upstairs and visit the museum about the people of Glasgow.

Thank Dimidbru
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Peoples Palace as we wanted to see the Billy Connolly pictures. The general displays themselves are, as always excellent, giving an in-depth and broad ranging social history of Glasgow and the surrounding area. It is also changed around often enough to...More

Thank BikerBuster
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want a real idea of how people lived in the "old days" - and, unfortunately, how too many still live in the wealthy countries, come to this magnificent place. The best part is to eavesdrop on the conversations that the elderly Glaswegians are...More

Thank ernieernie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part museum part winter garden and part a celebration of a great city. The exhibits are interesting and the atmosphere friendly and welcoming.

Thank stewrat222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst working locally I had the opportunity to visit The People's Palace. It's a lovely, iconic building, set on Glasgow Green. The winter gardens were very interesting to walk around, only gripe being that half the area is taken up by the ever present cafe,...More

Thank APR1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember being taken to the People's Palace when I was a boy. It didn't do much for me then, I liked museums with armour & dinosaurs. Not now. I loved it. It's not a glamorous museum, it's not trying to be. To me, it's...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little museum to visit. We jumped off the hop on hop off bus tour to have a look around and glad we did. Nice little exhibit of Glasgow and the changes it has gone through. Didn't stay for lunch, but the...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real gem, highlighting the people of Glasgow and their history. There is also a lovely winter garden, perfect for a cup of tea before or after viewing. We loved the Doulton Fountain which was just amazing as well as the gorgeous carpet...More

Thank Heather236
Reviewed 1 week ago

The peoples palace was excellent especially the Billy Connoly portrait exhibition. It is a great place to spend a rainy day in Glasgow. The cafe is situated in a most wonderful victorian glasshouse. Here you can buy the famouse Glaswegian miniature rolls. I had never...More

Thank bill d
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Peter A
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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
15 April 2017|
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
It's free but donations are welcomed.
24 February 2017|
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Yes, but limited