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People's Palace

Free entry

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: The People's Palace will close at 5pm on 30 December 2018 for approximately 12 weeks to allow essential building works to be carried out as a result of the Winter Gardens closure. We apologise for any inconvenience.


0141 276 0788

The People’s Palace will then close at 5pm on 30 December 2018 and will remain closed for approximately 12 weeks to allow essential building works to be carried out as a result of the Winter Gardens closure. So don’t miss your opportunity to visit one of Glasgow’s favourite museums over the festive period ahead of this planned closure. We are due to re-open at Easter with some exciting refreshed displays for you to enjoy. If you would like to help support the People’s Palace and the ongoing programme of display changes … please donate here

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.

The Winter Gardens are set to the side of the People's Palace where 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 beautiful surroundings of Glasgow Green, Glasgow's oldest public outdoor space.






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Accessible toilets

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Guidedog friendly

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

Hearing loop

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. 


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

Photography and video recording

Additional information

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

People's Palace Floor Plan

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


There is a cafe in the Winter Gardens and outdoor picnic areas.


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!


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.

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