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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 12 June 2017

It's not a huge museum but it has very good displays on religious artefacts from all over the world. You don't have to be religious yourself to find this fascinating. At the time of my visit there was an exhibition on 'angels'; they get absolutely...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A small museum but packed with goodies relating to all the main world religions. I have a particular love of Church stained glass and they have some wonderful windows including quite a few designed by Burne Jones and made by William Morris. Great for Kids....More

Thank grahamresmith
Reviewed 6 June 2017

A pleasant way to introduce yourself or children to unfamiliar religions. The building is lovely and the displays are bright and easy to understand.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went to church at the nearby Glasgow Cathedral, and stopped in here on the way back to our hotel. Most impressed with the artifcats, the story boards, the art works, even how it is set up over several floors.

Thank yankeefan730
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Situated beside the Cathedral, close to the Necropolis and across the road from the Provand's Lordship, this is a celebration of the religious diversity of the city, once famous for its bigotry. Contributions from all the main religions found in the city make this a...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The emphasis is on different regions in Glasgow and the ground floor has artifacts from different religions and they were interesting for about half an hour. The rest of the museum less so in my mind. Definitely something to skip when there's so much to...More

Thank Rusby1
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I am not a religious person but I found this very interesting and informative. Not too much to read so I didn't get bombarded with too much information to absorb. It was very well presented and the staff helpful when needed. It was interesting to...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I wasn't expecting much of this museum, but it really was well done! It did a great job of displaying and educating about world religions from an insider perspective. I was pleasantly surprised!

Thank hannahdevlin93
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited while actually heading for the Cathedral. It was good to see all different religions "on display" together and with information on each provided. Something of interest on all three floors, the top one of which had a glorious view of the Cathedral itself and...More

Thank K S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I have no religious beliefs but found this museum fascinating with just the right amount of information. If you do hold a religious belief it is still well worth your visiting to see information about other cultures. And yes, the café is good.

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