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People's Palace

  • Monteith Row Map It
  • East End

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

An impressive Victorian red-sandstone building dating from 1894 houses an intriguing museum dedicated to the city's social history. Included among the exhibits is one devoted to the ordinary folk of Glasgow, called the "People's Story." Also on display are the writing desk of John McLean (1879–1923), the "Red Clydeside" political activist who came to Lenin's notice, and the famous banana boots worn on stage by Glasgow-born comedian Billy Connolly. On the top floor a sequence of fine murals by Glasgow artist Ken Currie tells the story of the city's working-class citizens. Behind the museum are the restored Winter Gardens and a popular café. The museum is well used by locals, for whom a visit is often a nostalgic journey into their own past. To get here from the St. Enoch subway station, walk along Argyle Street past Glasgow Cross.

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Glasgow Green, Monteith Row, Glasgow, Glasgow City, G40 1AT, Scotland

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  • Free

Published 05/04/2017


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