The People's Palace

Price guide: Free

Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AT

Price guide: Free

The People's Palace
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expert-rated things to do in Glasgow
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Seasoned travellers, Design and architecture, History, Nature / wildlife, No fuss, Sightseeing

Expert review of The People's Palace

Glasgow’s social history museum brings the city to life in a number of exhibits and film clips.

Built in 1898 on historic Glasgow Green – one of the city’s best green places and home to the photogenic McLennan Arch – the People’s Palace was originally constructed for the benefit of the working class of the east end of the city. With computer interactive displays, film clips, paintings, prints and photographs and a wealth of historic artefacts it's great fun for all the family. My personal favourite – and also the favourite of many locals – is Billy Connolly’s amazing 1970s banana boots.

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Expert tips: 
You may walk right past the Doulton Fountain at the front of the museum on the way in but stop for a moment: it’s the largest terracotta fountain in the world.

More information on The People's Palace:

Price guide:
Castle / palace, Historic site, Park / garden
Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AT
0141 276 0788
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Thurs & Sat 10am–5pm, Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. Closed Mondays. The Winter Gardens are open 10am–5pm daily.

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