People's Palace

People's Palace

Free entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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Contact

0141 276 0788
museums@glasgowlife.org.uk

Glasgow Green, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT

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Welcome to the People's Palace

The museum is open again and we look forward to welcoming you back.

The museum's usual opening hours are:

Monday-Thursday and Saturday: 10am-5pm

Friday and Sunday: 11am-5pm

Planning your visit

No need to book, just drop in.

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 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 café is open next to the museum shop, serving hot and cold drinks, light lunches and a range of sweet treats.

The shop remains closed at this time. 

You can help support the People’s Palace and find out more about our public engagement 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

Cafe

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. 

Parking

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.

Shop

Free wifi

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By train

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

Subway

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.

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Location

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