What’s on for Families at the People’s Palace

The People’s Palace holds a fantastic programme of activities for all the family to enjoy throughout the year!

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 17 June 2017 to 31 August 2017
Time(s): See listing for details
Where: Peoples Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow City Centre
Price: This is a free event

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What’s on for Families at the People’s Palace
About What’s on for Families at the People’s Palace

Saturday 17th June: Sculptures for the Green
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Fancy creating a new eco-friendly statue for Glasgow Green? Who, or what, do you think it might be of? Bring along some recycled materials and help us make a sculpture for modern day Glasgow!

Sunday 18th & 25th June: Hands On at the Palace - Object Handling Session
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
On Sundays, join us for us for some special, themed handling sessions. You'll be able to get up close to real museum objects and learn about the history behind them!

Saturday 24th June: We are all going on a summer holiday!
1.30pm - 4pm | Free | Drop-in
Let's turn back time and explore how familes went on holiday through fun filled art activites and handling.

Sun-time Fun-time
Sat 1 Jul | 1.30–4pm
It's the first weekend of the summer holidays! Find out how Glaswegians used to spend their summers and create a vintage holiday postcard to send!

Fabulous 40s
Tue 4, Wed 5, Thu 6 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Travel back in time to the 1940s for some fun-themed daily family workshops. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for more info!

Fantastic 50s
Tue 11, Wed 12, Thu 13, Fri 14 Jul |1.30–4pm
Television, rock 'n' roll, gadgets, cars and fashion changed the lives of many people living in Glasgow in the 1950s. Help us make a 50s inspired mural!

Psychedelic 60s
Tue 18, Wed 19, Thu 20, Fri 21, Sat 22 Jul | 1.30–4pm
We're channelling some 60s flower power this week to make a groovy psychedelic garden! What colourful flowers will you plant?

Side-splitting 70s
Tue 25, Wed 26, Thu 27, Fri 28, Sat 29 Jul | 1.30–4pm
Tickle your funny bones this week with our daily comedy-themed workshops, inspired by some classic 1970s’ Glaswegian comedians! Go to our Facebook and Twitter pages to learn more!

Great 80s
Tue 1, Wed 2, Thu 3, Fri 4,, Sat 5 Aug | 1.30–4pm
Step back to the 1980s, wear your shoulder pads and leggings with pride and join us for some fun retro family workshops! Go to our Facebook and Twitter pages to learn more!

90s Gaming Week
Tue 8, Wed 9, Thu 10, Fri 11, Sat 12 Aug | 1.30–4pm
The 90s brought us Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, and everyone wanted a Nintendo Gameboy! Try out some 1990s’ computer games and help create a 16-bit video game-inspired frieze!

The seasons are changing
Sat 2 Sep | 1.30–4pm
With the seasons changing come along and create your own autumnal collage inspired by Glasgow Green.

Big Yin's Beards
Sat 9 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Billy Connolly's beard is one of his most recognisable features! Check out the display of Billy Connolly portraits on the second floor and have a go at making your own!

The Big Yin
Sat 16 Sep | 1.30–4pm
Big Banana Feet! To celebrate our new Billy Connolly display help Billy redesign his banana boots and give them a modern twist!

Recreate a memory
Sat 30 Sep | 1.30–4pm
What is your happiest memory? Like a snapshot recreate that wonderful memory using a variety of different materials.


Explore our creative programme of activities for all the family!


Glasgow Museums welcomes families and children of all ages and all our venues are FREE to visit.

Our displays and exhibitions are designed with families in mind, so you’ll always find something interesting to explore when you visit. This event lists activities for families with children up to 12 years old.
They are FREE unless otherwise stated.

The activities listed here are for family groups and children. If you would like to arrange a visit for an organized group, please contact the individual museum in advance.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for What’s on for Families at the People’s Palace are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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