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Attraction: People's Palace and Winter Gardens
The People’s Palace, set in historic Glasgow Green, tells the story of
the people and city of Glasgow from 1750 to the end of the 20th century.
Explore the city’s social history through a wealth of historic
artefacts, paintings, prints and photographs, film and interactive
computer displays. Get a wonderful insight into how Glaswegians lived,
worked and played in years gone by.
In the adjacent Winter Gardens you can wander among the exotic palms and
plants or enjoy a coffee or lunch at the café. Outside, you can admire
the restored Doulton Fountain and relax in the attractive surroundings
of Glasgow Green, the oldest public space in Glasgow.
Doulton Fountain was moved to the Green in 1890 after the 1888
International Exhibition in Kelvingrove. Having undergone a £5m
refurbishment the fountain has been relocated to the front of the
naval victories of Viscount Horatio Nelson are commemorated by the
impressive grade A listed column erected by public subscription in
1806. This was the first monument in Britain to be erected in his
are several notable monuments around the Green including:
* The Collins Fountain erected in 1881 by the temperance supporters
of Sir William Collins.
* The impressive McLennan Arch designed by Robert and James Adam.
The arch is a remodelling of the centre of the piano nobile of
Robert and James Adam's 1890 Assembly Rooms, Ingram Street, as a
triumphal arch. The building was demolished - and the arch was
subsequently resited twice - the most recent being in 1992.