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People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow

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History Museum
Originally opened in 1898 as a recreation space and museum, since the 1940s, People's Palace and Winter Gardens has been a museum for the social history of Glasgow. Inside the Victorian architecture, you'll find the stories of the city's people from 1750 to present day. Explore the winter gardens, where lush foliage thrives all year long protected from the damp weather outside. The main building's interior commemorates Glasgow's history in murals and panels. For example, the domed ceiling displays a series of panels by Ken Currie depicting the Calton Weavers’ Massacre of 1787. Outside you'll find the Doulton Fountain, the largest terracotta fountain in the world. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to People's Palace and Winter Gardens and many more Glasgow attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Glasgow vacation generator.
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  • Been coming here most of my life and sadly was very disappointed today. Too many empty spaces and areas roped off. Shocked to find a painter gaily painting a wall without the area being roped off with...  more »
  • A marvellous museum about Glasgow life with a very good cafe in the large glass enclosure. The enclosure has an interesting array of plants and shrubs including a banana tree. There is an interesting ...  more »
  • The shop staff are the rudest ever and the winter gardens are smaller than expected and far too many stairs to the galleries.  more »
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  • Fantastic place. One of the many gems of poor, underrated Glasgow. Fantastic Glass houses, and beautiful park. Really interesting. I'm from London, but have really taken this place to heart. Only Pembrokeshire in Wales is better.
  • Small museum but quite interesting. Perfect if you want to learn about Glasgow's history and people. The winter garden is just stunning, ideal place to relax and grab a coffee. Would be nice if it was a bit more interactive.
  • Great museum which concentrates on Glasgow and local history. Something for both locals and visitors. Recommended
  • Lovely place for a hang out, finding out about the history of Glasgow's citizens. You can buy a coffee and chill out on the bench in the winter garden with a book. Providing you don't mind children running around.
  • Enjoyed learning about Glasgow's history through the years at the museum in People's palace. The winter garden could be a nice place to be during colder months. The terracotta fountain in front of the building is a magnificent example of victorian art and design!