People's Palace

People’s Palace – Glasgow, Scotland

The People's Palace and Winter Gardens in Glasgow, Scotland are a museum and glasshouse situated in Glasgow Green, and were opened on 22 January, 1898 by the Earl of Rosebery. At the time, the East End of Glasgow was one of the most unhealthy and overcrowded parts of the city, and the People's Palace was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people. Lord Rosebery continued: "A palace of pleasure and imagination around which the people may place their affections and which may give them a home on which their memory may rest". He declared the building "Open to…