Exhibitions at People's Palace

Exhibitions at People's Palace

Recent additions to the museum are three unique gallery spaces on the ground floor.

The Welcome Room

Introducing the stories behind Glasgow’s social history: from housing and leisure activities to events and exhibitions in the city and the infamous ‘Steamie’. You can also enjoy the long-lost oil painting, Glasgow Fair (c.1819-22) by John Knox showing the Glasgow Fair on the Green. The Welcome Room also plays host to a wealth of workshops and learning activities for everyone to enjoy.

Gaun the Messages: Shops and Shopping in Glasgow

Whilst browsing in our museum shop enjoy our display which focuses on Glasgow’s shopping and retail history. Glasgow had – and still has – a wide range of shops and markets. Do you remember queuing for butter pats in the local grocers or eyeing up the colourful jars of sweets as the shopkeeper weighed them out for one lucky person?

On the Green

Discover the history of Glasgow Green as the park evolved from Glasgow’s common land, the story of the Doulton Fountain and the renowned Templeton carpet factory. This new display also extends the time period covered by the museum by including objects from the Iron Age and medieval period.

Community exhibition enquiries

The People's Palace hosts a programme of exhibitions in the top floor gallery space, as well as in its Community Exhibition space. If you would like to find out more about exhibiting in the Community Exhibition space, please contact the museum on 0141 276 0788 or email us at museums@glasgowlife.org.uk.
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