People's Palace

People's Palace This museum tells the story of Glasgow; get a wonderful insight into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played in years gone by.
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The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, is home to a collection of historical artefacts, photographs, prints and film, which gives an unrivalled insight into how Glaswegians lived, worked and played from the 18th to the 20th Century.

We hope you all enjoyed the festive season. Just to let you know all Glasgow Museum venues, with the exception of GMRC, ...
03/01/2020

We hope you all enjoyed the festive season. Just to let you know all Glasgow Museum venues, with the exception of GMRC, are open again as normal. GMRC will reopen on Mon 6 Jan. We look forward to welcoming you in 2020.

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
29/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
27/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year. We wanted to share our festive opening hour...
26/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

We hope you had a lovely Christmas, not long until we welcome in a new year.
We wanted to share our festive opening hours.
Museums, with the exception of GMRC, will be open as normal from Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec.
We will then close on Tues 31 Dec, Wed 1 and Thurs 2 Jan, reopening Fri 3 Jan 2020.
GMRC will reopen on Monday 6 Jan.
You can find full details here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW.

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Make sure you know when our Museums are open during the festive period. View our opening hours here: https://bit.ly/2Z4y...
23/12/2019

Make sure you know when our Museums are open during the festive period. View our opening hours here: https://bit.ly/2Z4yxRX

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.We are open as normal unti...
23/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.We are open as normal unti...
21/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours. We are open as normal unt...
19/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours. We are open as normal unt...
17/12/2019
Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums — Glasgow Life

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas....so we wanted to share our festive opening hours.
We are open as normal until end of day Monday 23 December then closed on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December.
You can find full details through until Friday 3 January here https://bit.ly/2YWupTW

Festive opening hours across Glasgow Museums

Good news! We will reopen tomorrow (13 Nov) as normal at 10am. Our heating repairs are now complete. The cafe will also ...
12/11/2019

Good news! We will reopen tomorrow (13 Nov) as normal at 10am. Our heating repairs are now complete. The cafe will also open as normal. We look forward to welcoming you back. In the meantime, why not check out our upcoming events at the People's Palace. https://bit.ly/2pWHxM0

08/11/2019

People's Palace will be closed today, Friday 8 November as our heating system is being fixed, we look forward to welcoming you back at the weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

07/11/2019

Following earlier messages, the People’s Palace will remain closed until early next week due to essential heating repairs. We will update as soon as the date is confirmed. Sorry for the inconvenience & thanks for your patience. Please check before visiting that we have reopened.

Preparations for tonight's fireworks at Glasgow Green are underway, this means you can only access People's Palace from ...
05/11/2019

Preparations for tonight's fireworks at Glasgow Green are underway, this means you can only access People's Palace from London Road.
Just for today you can only enter the Palace until 3pm, but if you are inside by then you're free to stay and enjoy the museum until 5pm.

Preparations for tonight's fireworks at Glasgow Green are underway, this means you can only access People's Palace from ...
05/11/2019

Preparations for tonight's fireworks at Glasgow Green are underway, this means you can only access People's Palace from London Road.
Just for today you can only enter the Palace until 3pm, but if you are inside by then you're free to stay and enjoy the museum until 5pm.

10/10/2019

Great news! The latest plans for the People’s Palace & Winter Gardens were approved this morning by the City Administration Committee. This includes a large public participatory project which will see you, the citizens of Glasgow, involved in all aspects of the project that will be focused on creating a sustainable future for the People’s Palace. To find out more about these plans please click the link below and look out for further updates on how you can become involved in the near future. https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/people-s-palace-and-winter-gardens-your-museum-your-say

𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲’𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘀.The venue has always ...
04/10/2019

𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲’𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘀.

The venue has always held an important place in the hearts of Glaswegians – being a place for the people and also of the people. We want to ensure this continues by launching a public participation project that will allow you to help us shape the future of the building.

To find out more about these proposals, which will be presented to the City Administration Committee next week, please click the link below and look out for further updates on how you can become involved in the near future.

http://bit.ly/YOUR_SAY

03/10/2019

Great news! The People's Palace has now reopened following the temporary closure earlier today. Unfortunately the cafe will remain closed. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you back.

03/10/2019

Great news!😀 The People's Palace has now reopened following the temporary closure earlier today. Unfortunately the cafe will remain closed. We thank you for your patience and look forward to welcoming you back.

03/10/2019

**IMPORTANT** Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to temporarily close the People's Palace today. We hope that this will be a short term issue and we can reopen later today. We will post further updates as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

27/09/2019
Event Road Restrictions - Glasgow City Council

We are open as normal over the weekend, but if you're thinking of visiting us, please be aware of the various road closures around the city for the Great Scottish Run. More information can be found here: https://bit.ly/2leE2hk

From 15:00hrs on the 17 September 2019 until 23:00hrs on the 18 September 2019Prohibition of waiting, loading and unloading

Don't let the road closures around the Palace stop you today - get your walking shoes on, collect some points and see if...
08/09/2019

Don't let the road closures around the Palace stop you today - get your walking shoes on, collect some points and see if you can Beat the Street!

For all of those who are attending pedal for Scotland today and are playing Beat The Street, we have two beat boxes down on Glasgow Green today, one on Templeton Street and one in the People's Palace, why don't you collect some points whilst you are there. @GlasgowCC @glasgowlife

80 years ago today, Britain declared war on Germany. From rationing to conscription, air raids to evacuation, life chang...
03/09/2019

80 years ago today, Britain declared war on Germany. From rationing to conscription, air raids to evacuation, life changed dramatically for ordinary Glasgwegians. What do you remember about this pivotal time in history? Share your memories or family stories with us.

Just over a week to go till our GMRC family fun day!Join us on Sat 24 August for a fantastic FREE interactive day out fo...
14/08/2019

Just over a week to go till our GMRC family fun day!
Join us on Sat 24 August for a fantastic FREE interactive day out for all the family.
https://bit.ly/2Z0kpaR

Just a reminder that People's Palace will be CLOSED tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday due to the TRNSMT festival taking plac...
11/07/2019

Just a reminder that People's Palace will be CLOSED tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday due to the TRNSMT festival taking place on Glasgow Green. We will reopen as normal on Monday at 10am. We apologise to customers for any inconvenience. Find out what's happening at our other venues. https://bit.ly/2qRChp9

The People's Palace will be CLOSED from 12-14 July due to the TRNSMT festival taking place on Glasgow Green. We will reo...
09/07/2019

The People's Palace will be CLOSED from 12-14 July due to the TRNSMT festival taking place on Glasgow Green. We will reopen as normal on Monday 15 July at 10am. We apologise to customers for any inconvenience. Find out what's happening at our other museum venues over the weekend. https://bit.ly/2qRChp9

We're pleased to announce that a new episode of the Glasgow Museums Podcast is out NOW! Listen here: https://bit.ly/32be...
09/07/2019
Season 1 Episode 4: Stories from the People's Palace | Glasgow Museums Podcast

We're pleased to announce that a new episode of the Glasgow Museums Podcast is out NOW! Listen here: https://bit.ly/32bekeo

In this episode, Harry chats to Learning Assistant, Laura Clark about her favourite memories from her time working at the People's Palace. Listen out for stories about some of the Palace's best loved objects and displays, like the Single End and Billy Connolly's famous banana boots. #GMPodcast

Harry Dunlop chats to Learning Assistant, Laura Clark about all things to do with the People's Palace. Timestamps 0:35 – The history of the People’s Palace 3:45 – Popular displays (Single end and Ba

Day 1 of the summer holidays, kids already asking what can we do?! Glasgow Museums hold the Passport to Summer Fun! Pick...
01/07/2019

Day 1 of the summer holidays, kids already asking what can we do?! Glasgow Museums hold the Passport to Summer Fun! Pick up a FREE passport from any Museum or First Bus driver, collect 8 different stamps to get a Museum Explorer certificate.

It looks like summer has arrived in Glasgow! If you are out and about in our venues don't forget to pick up our Summer e...
27/06/2019

It looks like summer has arrived in Glasgow! If you are out and about in our venues don't forget to pick up our Summer events guide. Experience, discover and interact at Glasgow Museums over the holidays. Full listings here https://bit.ly/2JarG1I

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2019, #StepWithRefugees / Glasgow Museums is proud to be taking action on World Refugee Day! ...
20/06/2019
World Refugee Day, 20 June

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2019, #StepWithRefugees / Glasgow Museums is proud to be taking action on World Refugee Day! We hope you can make it along to Kelvingrove over the next 10 days to experience this exciting programme of events. https://bit.ly/2IsdeDm

In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.

**SURVEY CLOSES TUESDAY 18th 10am!**Don't miss your chance to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers! Fill in our People's Pa...
16/06/2019

**SURVEY CLOSES TUESDAY 18th 10am!**

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What would you spend £100 Amazon vouchers on? Enter our prize draw to be in with a chance of winning by completing our P...
13/06/2019

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Tell us your feedback to win a £100 Amazon voucher! To enter the prize draw all you have to do is complete our People's ...
11/06/2019

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Win £100 Amazon vouchers in our prize draw! Simply submit our People's Palace survey - we'd love to hear your feedback >...
09/06/2019

Win £100 Amazon vouchers in our prize draw! Simply submit our People's Palace survey - we'd love to hear your feedback > https://bit.ly/2EPqUpA

Want to be in with a chance of winning £100 Amazon vouchers? Fill in our People's Palace survey > https://bit.ly/2EPqUpA
06/06/2019

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03/06/2019

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As well as the exhibits inside the museum, there are also some amazing details on the outside of the building to see! Sh...
18/05/2019

As well as the exhibits inside the museum, there are also some amazing details on the outside of the building to see! Share your pics of the museum with us! #PhotoMW

From the Doulton Fountain to Templeton’s and the statues around the People’s Palace, there’s so much to #ExploreMW on Gl...
17/05/2019

From the Doulton Fountain to Templeton’s and the statues around the People’s Palace, there’s so much to #ExploreMW on Glasgow Green!

Check out the colourful characters in this iconic painting - Glasgow Fair by John Knox. Can you spot any high jinx? #Rai...
16/05/2019

Check out the colourful characters in this iconic painting - Glasgow Fair by John Knox. Can you spot any high jinx? #RainbowMW

From footballs to Gameboys, the way we #PlayMW has changed dramatically over the years. What was your favourite toy when...
15/05/2019

From footballs to Gameboys, the way we #PlayMW has changed dramatically over the years. What was your favourite toy when you we wee?

We're sharing the #SecretsMW of the Glassford Family Portrait today. It was once thought that the family tried to hide t...
14/05/2019

We're sharing the #SecretsMW of the Glassford Family Portrait today. It was once thought that the family tried to hide the slave by painting him out. Conservators realised though, after giving the whole portrait a clean that he had actually been hidden behind a layer of dirt.

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