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People's Palace

People's Palace

Free entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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0141 276 0788

Glasgow Green, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT

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Temporary closure

Due to essential building maintenance works to the building interior, the People’s Palace is closed until further notice.

We will update as soon as information becomes available on a date for reopening.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as the works are complete.

The People’s Palace is set in historic Glasgow Green. It is home to a collection of objects, photographs, prints and film which give a unique view into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by to the present day.

You can help support the People’s Palace and find out more about the upcoming public participation project.

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Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is located to the right hand side of the building.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, and a water bowl can be provided.

Hearing loop

There is not a hearing assistance system.

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British Sign Language introduction to the People's Palace. We also run FREE BSL tours at the People's Palace. 

Wheelchair access

There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts and there are free wheelchairs available to hire at reception.

Additional information

You can find further access information for this venue on the AccessAble website and the Euan's Guide website.

The People's Palace is a four star Visit Scotland visitor attraction.

Baby changing

Baby feeding


There is a Coffee Stop in the People's Palace building on the ground floor adjacent to the shop. Please note that access to this space can be limited at busy times. 


There is free on-street parking at Glasgow Green. There are 6 spaces reserved for blue badge holders.

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.


Free wifi

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train

The museum is a 15 minute walk from Argyle Street, Bellgrove and High Street train stations.


The nearest subway station is St Enoch.

By bus

First Bus services 18, 64 and 263 stop on London Road, with services 2, 40, 60, 61, 240 and 255 stop on Gallowgate. All these services are within a couple of minutes walk to the People's Palace.

‘Away for the Day with Glasgow Museums’ is a booklet full of free family fun. Download the booklet to try something new together as a family.

There is a page for each of our museums. You will find activities, suggestions of family-friendly displays to explore, and ideas for what else there is to see and do nearby.

Families who are new to Glasgow Museums and families who have visited our museums before helped to create this booklet – there are top tips inside.

Glasgow Museums belong to you. You and your family are welcome here. We understand that all families have different interests and needs, and we aim to help you to get what you want from your visit.

Have fun and don’t forget to collect your sticker from reception!

Location Map


People's Palace

Glasgow Green, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT

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Collection Highlights

Here at Glasgow’s social history museum, you’ll learn about the story of the people and city from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.

Glassford Family portrait painted in the Shawfield Mansion showing his third wife and children from his previous two marriages