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People’s Palace

Glasgow life in the 20th century

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This purpose-built Victorian sandstone museum gives a flavour of Glasgow culture by looking the ordinary lives of its working East End population.

Exhibits may go back to the 12th century, but most of the social history is 19th and 20th: think temperance tracts, trade-union banners and suffragette posters.

Comedian Billy Connolly’s banana-shaped boots are here too.

Some tranquil and exotic Winter Gardens dwell in a large conservatory beside the museum – providing a very pleasant setting for the museum cafe.


At A Glance

Address:
Glasgow Green
G40 1AT
Phone:
44 141 276 0795
Price:
free
Hours:
Tue–Sun 10am–5pm (from 11am Fri & Sun)

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