The People’s Palace is Glasgow’s social history museum. Its collections and displays tell the story of the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 until the end of the 20th century. The museum is set within the historic Glasgow Green.
Thematic displays highlight experiences of Glaswegians living and working in the city. Paintings, prints and photography are displayed alongside historic artefacts, film and computer interactives. A popular display is the recreation of a ‘single end’, a one-roomed tenement flat, representing the accommodation typically available to poorer families in Glasgow in the earlier 20th century.
The collection includes visually striking banners related to the political history of working class struggle in the city. On the top floor of the museum is a Glasgow history painting series, created by artist Ken Currie in 1987, which commemorates the massacre of the Calton Weavers.
To the rear of the People’s Palace is the Winter Gardens, a Victorian glasshouse with tropical plants.
Glasgow Green, Glasgow G40 1AT Scotland
0141 276 0788
Before making a visit, check opening hours with the venue