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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, Scotland
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+44 141 276 0788
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"glasgow green"
in 110 reviews
"doulton fountain"
in 39 reviews
"single end"
in 36 reviews
"billy connolly"
in 33 reviews
"glasgow life"
in 47 reviews
"carpet factory"
in 22 reviews
"history museum"
in 14 reviews
"tropical plants"
in 25 reviews
"glass house"
in 18 reviews
"queen victoria"
in 12 reviews
"world war"
in 15 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 29 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 24 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 37 reviews
"small museum"
in 14 reviews
"free museum"
in 20 reviews
"lovely building"
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Reviewed today

look, it was good , i liked it, but I was not that interested. the garden was pretty ordenary, the museum was ok. they had the best carrot cake at the caffee

Thank simon1963
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is a real tribute to the people who lived in Glasgow as it shows customers how different life was 60 years ago and further back. There's lots of nick backs in the museum, a cafe and good disabled access with a lift and...More

Thank Raven G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Palace has all kinds of displays about Scottish working people - how they lived and worked and what they did in their daily lives.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the People's Palace and the staff were helpful and knowledgeable when we asked questions. I would highly recommend this visit. That said we then went to have a cup of tea in the Winter Gardens. I think the girls...More

Thank Angela L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the cafe today whilst attending Go live in at the Green. When we arrived it wasn’t very busy, but a queue began to form behind us. The member of staff who served (Brian)us was easily the rudest person I’ve ever had the misfortunate...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to visit even if you don't have time for the museum. The terracotta fountain is exquisite. The winter garden is relaxing to walk through and admire all of the tropical plants. Great gift shop.

Thank deniselouise
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son has relocated to Glasgow and we visit him on a regular basis. Our must visit is always to the People's Palace. We have a lunch in the glasshouse and then have a wander around the exhibition. We love it

1  Thank BroughtyFerry4
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place to start to get a feel for the history of Glasgow and also the early 20th century. Everything is well curated with plenty of explanation. It's not a massive museum but allow an hour to wander around. The Winter Gardens...More

1  Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am reviewing the Cafe and not the museum or winter gardens. I met my neice for tea and a cake this afternoon. Quite a queue and had to wait but I do accept its the summer time and tourists a plenty. There are a...More

3  Thank lizgo2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a quick visit as one if the stops on the hop on hop off buses. The building on the outside looks very fancy, it when you step into the museum, it is displays if what life is like in the early...More

1  Thank timteresa0
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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
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Response from idleilda | Reviewed this property |
It's free but donations are welcomed.
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