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St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

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Address: 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 276 1629
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The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquility in a bustling...

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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Excellent and well organised museum.

Very enjoyable visit. Go and learn a little about other religions and see some wonderful artefacts. Very well organised and yet another free museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This museum covers 2 or 3 floors. The exhibit on various religions was very well done and informative. There are some very beautiful works of art. There is a nice gift shop.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Very enjoyable visit. Go and learn a little about other religions and see some wonderful artefacts. Very well organised and yet another free museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Whether not religious, or following one of the many religions, this museum will be of interest. It includes an excellent comparison between many beliefs in the world in current and historical times.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Finally got round to visiting St Mungos to see a temporary exhibition and it was well worth taking the time. The temporary exhibition was small but perfectly formed and could be enjoyed by all ages. The main collection is artifacts from various religions all over the world, presented under various themes, death, birth etc - with interpretation material which means... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I'd popped in as i was in the area around the cathedral, ladywell and necropolis and my expectation were low, rather expected something that covered all bases but didnt want to offend anyone, a ticking all boxes exercise in diversity. What you actually get is representations of the main faiths in Glasgow and Scotland through artifacts, art and comparisions of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

An enjoyable time spent at the museum although I didn't leave myself enough time to view it all. Mainly went to visit the Heavenly Creatures exhibition before it finishes. As I love all things angels, I should have done this one sooner. Looking forward to returning to view other exhibitions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

This museum is free with a donation box should you wish to contribute Interesting Religious museum on of the few dedicated to educating people about a large number of of world religion There is an interactive room upstairs for children

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Whilst it's not for everyone, I think many people would find the Angel Exhibition an interesting, spiritual and uplifting experience. The artwork is simply breathtaking! So much history and so many other faiths too. There's 2 other local attractions close by with the Oldest Tenement and the Necropolis literally across the road. Make sure you go to the top floor... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

this was not for me ..... Exhibition set out well there were lots of people there that seemed to be enjoying it ... Nice modern place .... Not signpost inside so well ... Near the cathedral

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Situated in Castle St just across the road from Glasgow's oldest house making it ideal to visit both on the same day. Easily reached on foot from the city centre by simply walking east on Cathedral St Again like other city run museums entry is free which makes visiting on a budget very easy. The museum itself sheds an unbiased... More 

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