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St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
+44 141 276 1629
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The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquility in a bustling city. This museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century. The building was built in 1989 in Scottish baronial style by Ian Begg. It was designed to reflect the architecture of the Bishops' Castle, the site of which is occupied by the museum. Its galleries are full of displays, artifacts and stunning works of art. They explore the importance of religion in peoples' lives across the world and across time. The venue aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and of none, and offers something for everyone. You can find out more about some of the world's major religions, and the story of religion in the west of Scotland. Or you can relax in the museum cafe, which opens out into the first Zen garden in Britain. St Mungo Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and a variety of events, from family-friendly activities to talks relating to religion in Scotland today. This museum sits across from Provand's Lordship, which is the oldest house in Glasgow, and alongside the medieval Glasgow Cathedral. Why not take a trip to visit all three?
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2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I went to this museum after visiting the Necropolis. It is not very big, but covered all religions really well.

Thank Selina C
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This is a free entry attraction and has many exhibits chronicling the history of religion. There are also many artifacts on display here from all religions throughout the centuries. Very presentable too how the exhibits are displayed. Well worth a look around if you're in...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Me and my Mam visited here on our trip to Glasgow and were pleasantly surprised. I’d assumed that this museum would just cater for Christianity (being next to the cathedral) but there were exhibitions on all religions which was really interesting. We spend a couple...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We have been visiting St. Mungo's Museum for several years and it is one of our favourite places: a haven of peace and understanding in a busy, divided world. The permanent collection is small but representative of cross-cultural Glasgow and there's always something new to...More

Thank JuliaFreya
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

This features information on lots of different religions and spiritual beliefs. There are lots of interactive things for kids and adults to do and a variety of artefacts and art. It's not overly big either so good for a brief stop.

Thank Daisy H
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

The museum offers a well presented series of exhibits depicting the religious life of Glasgow over it's history. The information covers both the major religions such as Christianity and some of the perhaps more obscure ones. The staff are all helpful and knowledgable and more...More

Thank GlenCollie
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Here you get a chance to really learn about different religions. There is so much informations and as an extra bonus there was an exhibition about angels that included even Charllie's angels!

Thank AnaTVCL
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

It does show exhibits from several religions, but the statements posted throughout seem to very biased and not coming from scholars - apparently, views of individuals.

Thank W_H_Can
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We visited because of its close proximity to Glasgow Cathedral, we'd been encouraged to do so by one of the cathedral staff and we were ready for a cup of tea! However we were glad we visited. It is a small, well laid out museum...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

The museum covers religions, all religions and has items from Australian Aboriginal history through Greek, Roman, Vedic, Abrahamaic and more. Uncluttered and well displayed. A pleasant idle.

Thank Lindsay P
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