People's Palace

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Glasgow , United Kingdom
Street Glasgow Green
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Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Thu & Sat, 11am-5pm Fri & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Set in the city's oldest park, Glasgow Green, is the solid orange stone People's Palace. It is an impressive museum of social history, telling the story of Glasgow from 1750 to the present through creative, inventive displays, which are great for families – the kids will love the re-creation of a WWII air raid. The palace was built in the late 19th century as a cultural centre for Glasgow's East End. The attached greenhouse, the Winter Gardens, has tropical plants and is a nice spot for a coffee.