About People's Palace

during Games Time at the People's Palace

During the Commonwealth Games, we are open to visitors as part of the Glasgow Green Live Zone for Festival 2014. To access the People's Palace you will need to enter Glasgow Green through the main entrance for the Live Zone. Please be aware that there are live sports at Glasgow Green Live Zone on 27 July, 31 July and 3 August. 

Entry is free and unticketed at all times to the Glasgow Green Live Zone, aside from the Opening and Closing Ceremony parties. Entrance to the People's Palace is free as normal. 

Our Opening Hours during this period will be: 
Wednesday 23 July – CLOSED 
Thursday 24 July - Saturday 2 Aug - 10am - 8pm daily 
Sunday 3 Aug - 10am  - 5pm

We will be closed on Monday 4 August, normal opening hours will resume at 10am on Tuesday 5 August. We will try to keep this page updated during games time, but for the latest updates, please see our facebook page

For more information about Glasgow Green Live Zone, please go to the Festival 2014 Website

The People's Palace

The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.

Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive computer displays. Get a wonderful insight into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by. 

Welcome Video

For visitors who use British Sign Language or International Sign Language our videos below provide welcome information to the museum. These videos will give you introductory information for the museum including details on our collection and how you can get involved with events at this museum.​​



The People’s Palace will be undergoing a phased refurbishment over the next few years, and some of the exhibits may be temporarily closed during this time. If you wish to see something in particular, please get in touch in advance of your visit to confirm it is on display. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Winter Gardens

In the adjacent Winter Gardens you can wander among the exotic palms and plants or enjoy a coffee or lunch at the café. Outside, you can admire the restored Doulton Fountain and relax in the attractive surroundings of Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in Glasgow.



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