The People's Palace is situated just
over 1 mile southeast of George Square/Glasgow
The People's Palace was completed in 1898.
This museum now tells the story of the people,
and city of Glasgow, from 1750 to the end of
the 1900s. The museum contains historic
artefacts, paintings, prints, photographs,
film, and interactive computer displays. You
can also visit the elegant Victorian glasshouse
named the Winter Gardens, where you can relax
among the tropical plants and enjoy the cafe.
The top floor of the People's Palace has a
balcony with amazing views over the Winter
Gardens and Cafe.
Large Image from the
In front of the Palace, is the 46ft high
Doulton Fountain, gifted to Glasgow by Sir
Henry Doulton in 1888, to commemorate Queen
Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The fountain
contains a figure of the Queen, and figures
from Canada, Australia, India, and South
Africa, representing the British Empire.
The Peoples Palace is on the Tour Bus route
The People's Palace lies within the vast
grounds of Glasgow Green park, laid out in 1450
for King James II. The park has a number of
historic attractions, including where Bonnie
Prince Charlie's army camped from 25th December
1745 to the 3rd January 1746, and a 142 ft
monument, erected the year after Admiral
Horatio Nelson's death in 1805. More about
Glasgow Green at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Green.
About 100 yards south of the Peoples Palace
is the River Clyde, where you can at times,
watch two Rowing Clubs practicing in single to
four seater rowing boats. Large Image of the Rowing Boats.
About 100 yards southeast of the People's
Palace, is the vast ornate Templeton on The
Green building, that used to be the Templeton Carpet Factory. That
factory closed in 1980. The building has now
been converted to a business centre, also with
a bar and restaurant. You have to view the
building, as it is hard to believe it was once
a factory. Large Image.
You can walk to here from Glasgow centre,
just over 1 mile. There is an interesting
City Walk, taking in many of the
historic buildings, or a Riverside
Walk, taking in many of the historic
Google Map. Postcode: G40 1AT . Tel: 0141