People's Palace and Winter Gardens
- Telephone 0141 276 0788
- Opening times Palace: Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm; Winter Gardens: closed until further notice for repairs.
- Admission Free.
- Website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/…
The People's Palace is Glasgow's museum of social history, with exhibits and displays telling the story of the city from 1750 to the present, and a programme of talks and activities. The museum was opened in 1898 by the Earl of Rosebery and was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people of East Glasgow. It features a collection of objects, photographs, prints and film which show how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in past and present years.
Next door the Winter Gardens house a variety of exotic plants, while outdoors you can find Glasgow Green, the city's oldest park, featuring the spectacular Doulton Fountain.