A GLASGOW museum is to close for a huge £35m refurbishment this weekend.

The People's Palace will shut its doors on Sunday, April 14, leaving families with a last chance to visit this week.

The historic museum is home to collections documenting the city’s social history from 1750 to the present day, including a steamie, the Buttercup Dairy and Billy Connolly’s banana boots.

Bailie Annette Christie, chairperson of Glasgow Life, said: "The People's Palace is the heart of the city.

"It tells the story of Glasgow and its people and this is its 126th birthday this year.

"It's come to the point where it needs tender love and care and that is what we plan to do over the next few years."

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The work will focus on sustainability, accessibility and take into consideration residents' suggestions.

Duncan Dornan, head of museums and collections for Glasgow Life, said: "The first phase, which we are about to go into, will involve an enormous level of consultation of both users and non-users of the museum.

"This is to identify what people like, dislike and what stories they want to see represented here.

"That will allow us to develop a scheme to reimagine, reinterpret and refurbish the People's Palace and really make it for the 21st century."