People's Palace

People's Palace

collage of pics of exhibits in the People's Palace museum inclusing a large pair of banana boots, a neon sign with the word BAROOWLAND in the middle, a father and son taking a selfie and a woman and child in an old fashioned dairy setting

Free Entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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The People’s Palace will close on Sunday 14 April for a major refurbishment.

Thanks to the recent funding secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the next stage of this exciting project can begin. This much-loved attraction will reopen in 2027, unveiling a reimagined and restored museum and glasshouse.

We are delighted this transformational project will protect this invaluable cultural and heritage asset for generations to come.

Whether you are local to Glasgow, or thinking of visiting, make time to take in the many treasures on display in the popular People’s Palace over the next eight weeks.

Find out more here.


The People's Palace 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. All set against the backdrop of historic Glasgow Green.


The museum's usual opening hours are:

Monday-Thursday and Saturday: 10am-5pm

Friday and Sunday: 11am-5pm




Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for the People's Palace on AccessAble 

Further accessibility information can be found on the Euan's Guide website

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.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

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

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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.


0141 276 0788

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Photograph showing a view of the People's Place taken from the east side look west onto Glasgow Green.

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