People's Palace & Winter Garden

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  • Address: Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT, United Kingdom
  • Hours: Tue 1000-1700, Wed 1000-1700, Thu 1000-1700, Fri 1100-1700, Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1700

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Set in historic Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in Glasgow, the People’s Palace looks at the development of Glasgow and the story of its people, from the 1700s to the late 20th century. Covering everything from Tobacco Lords to Trade Unions, there are objects, images and personal stories revealing the history of this great city.

And then there’s Billy Connolly’s infamous ‘Banana Boots’, designed for him in 1975 by the Glasgow pop artist Edmund Smith. The boots made their first appearance on stage in August of that year, at the Music Hall in Aberdeen.

As well as the permanent exhibitions, the museum puts on special events, including family friendly workshops and self-led trails. And once you’ve exhausted yourself and the kids, you can relax among the tropical plants in the Winter Gardens, an elegant Victorian glasshouse, and enjoy the café! 

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