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Glasgow Green, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1ATView on map
The museum is open usual hours, 7 days a week:
Monday-Thursday and Saturday: 10am-5pm, Friday and Sunday: 11am-5pm
No need to book, just drop in.
The café is also open serving hot and cold drinks, light lunches and a range of sweet treats.
The shop remains closed at this time.
The top floor of the museum is now open. Some of the objects you may expect to see – the Ken Currie paintings and the trade unions banners – will not be on display at this time. They have been on show for more than 20 years and are being safely cleaned by our conservators.
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 our public engagement project.
The accessible toilet is located to the right hand side of the building.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, and a water bowl can be provided.
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.
There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts and there are free wheelchairs available to hire at reception.
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.
Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip
The museum is a 15 minute walk from Argyle Street, Bellgrove and High Street train stations.
The nearest subway station is St Enoch.
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 9 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!
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.