People's Palace and Winter Gardens
Tel +44 (0) 554 0223
Fax +44 (0) 550 0892
The People's Palace is Glasgow's social history museum and a chance to see the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the present.
You can see paintings, prints and photographs displayed alongside a wealth of historic artefacts, film and computer interactives.
On the top floor is the Glasgow history painting series made by artist Ken Currie in 1987. The series commemorates the massacre of the Calton Weavers, which marked the birth of the trade union movement and visually presents the political history of working class struggle in the city.
Attached to the People's Palace is the elegant Victorian glasshouse -the Winter Gardens -where you can relax among the tropical plants and enjoy the café. There is a programme of temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year. The People’s Palace sits at the heart of the historic Glasgow Green by the River Clyde. A major renewal project is ongoing: follow the vehicle diversion signs during 2003.
A short walk from the heart of the City, the People’s Palace lies within the grounds of historic Glasgow Green.
- Opening Hours:
Monday CLOSED; Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday 10am–5pm; Friday and Sunday
11am–5pm. The Winter Gardens is open 10am–5pm daily
- By Subway:
15 minutes’ walk from St Enoch Subway station.
- By Train:
15 minutes’ walk from Argyle Street, Bellgrove and High Street rail stations..
- By Bus:
First Bus services 16, 18, 40, 61, 62, 64, 203, and 263 all stop near Glasgow Green.
Free Guided Tours; Gallery Shop; Café; Male and Female Toilets; Wheelchair Access; Free Parking.
Due to the Glasgow Green Renewal programme, there is currently no parking in the immediate area around the People's Palace; there is however, a pick-up point available, and visitors should either phone before hand, or follow the instructions on the approach to the museum.
The People's Palace has full disabled access, with lifts from the main reception area to all levels. Toilets for disabled users are on the ground floor, and the café and Winter Gardens area are fully accessible.
For a full update on parking, please contact the People's Palace before your visit: 0141 554 0223.
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