Peoples Palace (Glasgow) Reviews
Newest Review: ... but the walk is relaxing. The exterior of the museum is very exquisite looking. We approached the museum from the back where the Winter Gardens building was visible. Access is via the front of the building where one will pass a stunning fountain. The surrounding gardens of the museum are enclosed and are perfect for just relaxing in. They are well maintained as is the entire museum and Winter Gardens - just lovely. A small reception area is present in the lobby if you need any help. The museum was quite busy on our arrival and we made our way through to Winter Gardens as the toilets are here (and are very clean/well stocked). This is a bea... more
Customer Peoples Palace (Glasgow) Reviews (6)
by - written on 14/04/13 (Very useful, 45 readings)
We enjoy going on day trips and as my fiance was off work at the weekend, we decided to head into Glasgow and visit a museum. We had originally decided to go to Kelvingrove but decided on People's Palace and Winter Gardens as neither my son or fiance had been here before. So, we visited on a fairly warm and dry Saturday afternoon. ~People's Palace and Winter Gardens - Essential Information~ The museum is located within Glasgow Green which is around a 15 minute walk from the main shopping area in Glasgow. Several bus services stop nearby including the 16, 40 and 263. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and also the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/02/11 (Very useful, 35 readings)
The exhibits are extremely limited. In short, filled with old tat which could easily be picked up nearby at the local barrows. I was hoping to see a bit of nostalgia in the form of old Glasgow newspapers, old chocolate bars, old coins and items from the pantry that we no longer see. A box of tampax on display was certainly not what I expected from a family exhibit and hardly nostalgic. Glasgow was well known for it's old music halls and theatres ie.the Panopticon/Britannia Music Hall, Theatre Royal, Alhambra, Metropole and yet all these well know, wonderful venues are not mentioned. There is however, excelent footage of Barrowland dancing but it only lasts ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/08 (Very useful, 208 readings)
The People's Palace and Winter Gardens, situated within Glasgow Green, probably the oldest park in Glasgow, is a museum dedicated to Glasgow from the 1750's. When the Palace opened in 1898 it was intended as a cultural centre for people living in the overcrowded east end of the city. The building had recreation and reading rooms on the ground floor, a museum on the first floor and a picture gallery on the upper floor. Since the early 1940's the building was converted to the museum it is now. The building was closed for a two year refurbishment in 1996 after the building was neglected to the point that it was beginning to fail down. The Winter ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/10/04, updated on 18/10/04 (Very useful, 498 readings)
Glasgow, the dear green place is a city I know fairly well and love. One of the main reasons I love the city is the people. They really make the place, as they are down to earth, friendly and genuine. The Glaswegians make Glasgow. Due to this I have always wanted to go to the People’s Palace, a museum dedicated to the ordinary citizens of this wonderful city, but I have never got the chance to do so until this weekend when I was up visiting some friends in Glasgow. The People’s Palace is a social history museum dedicated to Glasgow and its population since 1750 that coincides with Glasgow’s trade in tobacco just before the first blossomings of the industrial ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/08/01, updated on 15/10/04 (Useful, 195 readings)
Glasgow is a strange city. It's a big city with a big heart. But like every major city, there are many changes taking place and these changes are not all for the good. Sadly, a lot of important historical items have been lost forever and a lot of old Glasgow is recorded only in the memories of our senior citizens. Years ago, the city streets looked impressive and regal, with people bustling about the narrow pavements, cars and buses travelling up and down the teeming streets, giving an air of excitement and industry. Many paintings and early photographs were taken of the City as it changed gradually. Nowadays, everything seems so small. Old ... Read the complete review
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