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“Worth a visit, enjoy the coffee”

People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Ranked #41 of 338 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 September 2012

picked up a guide which listed all free museums and of which this was part of it. They helped my elderly companions to find the lift and we spent half a hour wandering around the meseum. The winter gardens had some great plants and there was a good coffee bar, which was very popular. We drank coffee on a sofa and watched the world go by...

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Reviewed 1 September 2012

it shows you what life was like at different times in Glasgow,i.e going to the dancing ...the footprints,Belfast sinks with hand rollers to ring out your washing,bench seats...sailing down the Clyde,and other things then you have the plants and coffee shop

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Reviewed 31 August 2012

The museum tells the story of Glasgow. The building itself is worth a visit and also to have a look at the biggest terracota fountain of the world, which is right in front of the museum. Have a look at that figures on the fountain as it tells the trading story of Glasgow.
After the museum walk on to the wonderful wintergarden which is connected to the musuem building. One can walk around an exotic garden and then enjoy a break at their cafe, located in the wintergarden. They serve all sorts of food from pasties, to soups, chips and warm lunch dishes. There were lots of people eating lunch as it was also very good value for money. Everything was freshly perpared and staff very friendly.

Thank B T
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

What a gem this museum of Glasgow life turned out to be. Tales of Glasgow notables, the rich and famous and the life and times of the city from its early days. My wife and I spent a great afternoon taking in the atmosphere and listening to the accents of the local people who were wandering round. Then the winter gardens and on for a cup of tea in very pleasant surroundings. A must for the visitor.

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Reviewed 28 August 2012

Out dated, boring and lots of the exhibitions don't even work, hated it and couldn't wait to get out.
Not for couples who are looking for something exciting and worth while.
Sorry.

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