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People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow

(4.3/5 based on 950+ 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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  • When I it was in people Palace, the winter garden because of construction work was closed and inaccessible. The actual meaning of the Museum or the aim of the exhibition is not really realized during my visit. It seemed as if the Museum were just a collection of more or less randomly together diced exhibits. There were a few interesting pieces but all in all I would definitely not twice. For the price of admission from £0 may you Yes actually not gripe, but my personal experience was not particularly exhilarating, maybe it's better if the winter garden is accessible.
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  • If you wish to understand glaswegians, please make this a must on your places to visit. Not only does it show the poverty, it gives a great insight into the politics of the people, the wish and dreams...  more »
  • A great insight into the history & people of Scotland. Really enjoyed looking at the various artefacts and exhibits . Lovely coffee in a beautiful environment. Well worth a visit.  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!