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People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow

(4.3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The building and Winter Gardens, house a collection of artifacts, photographs and items of interest, showing Glasgow as it was, over the years. Worth spending an afternoon wandering around seeing how ...  more »
  • I am a Glaswegian who now lives 'doon the watter' and, I'm ashamed to say, only visited this wonderful museum for the first time last week on a short break to the city to see Still Game. It was only a...  more »
  • This is lovely to walk around and the victorian style building is very beautiful and worth going to see 
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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!