People's Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow

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#6 of 37 in Museums in Glasgow
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. Use our Glasgow travel planner to visit People's Palace and Winter Gardens on your trip to Glasgow, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Insightful to say the least... Very intriguing to know how Scotland came about and knowledge of the city was available to view! Great day out! Free admission too!  more »
  • I think a visit to Glasgow should start with this place in order to get a feeling for the city history. Fun for kids and informative for adults. You’ll spend an hour or less in there but worth it (fre...  more »
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