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Picture of Pollok House from the back After two days of hillwalking and with the weather turning grey and cloudy I decided to take a rest day and visit two of Glasgow's museums, Pollok House and the People's Palace

First I drove south of the Clyde to Pollok Park. I had visited the Burrell Collection twice already, so this time I headed straight for Pollok House. It used to be the home of the Maxwell family until well into the 20th century, a nice country house.

It is now run by the National Trust for Scotland, who was also founded here. When I was there the exhibition had been given a Christmas theme, a quite nice touch. After the tour of the house I had a quick walk around the gardens. Probably much nicer during spring and summer, but still nice at this time of year.

Picture of a strange tree on a small hill Picture of the formal garden at Pollok House
Early in the afternoon I returned to Glasgow centre where I parked near Glasgow Green. A short walk over the green took me to the People's Palace.

The People's Palace and Winter Gardens was built in 1898 as a social history museum and displays the history of Glasgow and its people from 1750 to the present. Among the various exhibits is a display about the famous "Doon the Watter" excursions down the Clyde to the coastal resorts.

After a very interesting afternoon at the museum I returned to the hotel early in the evening, time to get some sleep for more hillwalking the next day.

Picture of Glasgow Green
Picture of the People's Palace, mainly the Winter Gardens Picture of the Doon the Watter exhibition at the People's Palace
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