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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a delightful place to spend a few hours checking out some great exhibits. The Museum hasn't changed much since its opening but it still represents world religions in a fascinating way.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

About every conceivable religions is represented in there someplace. It speaks well of the Scottish people that they have this and shows how accepting they are of someone different. The world needs a lot more of this.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend who came to visit particularly liked religious art, and so we came to visit. We found each of the exhibitions informative, and some of the art here is lovely.

Thank Kirstyonfood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anyone with an interest in religious ideas shouldn't miss this. Some remarkable exhibits from East and West, all thoughtfully and eruditely captioned.

Thank jci6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small collection of excellent artifacts (mainly from the Burrell Collection) illustrating religions & beliefs. Very brief display labels, not often providing all the information you'd want. With a small café downstairs. The let down for us was that we visited on the same morning...More

Thank Calum M
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Important museum (free entrance) whose aim is to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths across the world and across time. Noteworthy that a large space and concept of the museum is devoted to children. Not to be missed some precious art pieces...More

Thank paolomaier
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Spent half the day here wandering around the exhibits and then stayed for a lovely lunch in the café. There is a fab view of the Necropolis from the top floor of the museum. Something for all the family. We loved the angels exhibit.

Thank howardsfamily4
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This quiet and calm museum is designed to give an insight into the different religions of Glasgow and does so really well. While I was there, there was a fascinating exhibition on angels combining art and different forms of text.

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I believe that this museum was quite controversial when it opened, presumably because it made no comment on the validity of the various faiths. It's not easy to have a museum of religions as one tends to focus on the artefacts rather than on "what...More

Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This place is so easy to spend time in. Lots of information to take in and it’s bes if you have plenty time to really enjoy

Thank Angela O
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