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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 3 August 2017

Located right across from the Glasgow Cathedral, this small museum is interesting and informative. There is an informative film about religion on the first floor, above the entrance floor. The 3rd floor is devoted to Scottish religious history and has exhibits geared toward children, the...More

Thank henry v
Reviewed 2 August 2017

this give a gentle walking many of world major religions (it also has exhibition about angels) and does this fairly inoffensively however it could do with a face lift some of the texts, is coming away and so hard to it hard. It also refers...More

Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I was expecting a museum with a focus on St Mungo, but this is a collection of religious items from across world religions. In itself, not a bad display, but outside the Cathedral, I wanted to see and learn more specifically about St Mungo.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A very small, likable museum about religion. Best suited for younger children; 5-12. There is very little here to interest a moderately educated adult. Lovely building and nice cafe attached.

Thank ynotexplore67
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

What a lovely and very interesting place! Perfect for children or school-classes. A lot of very interesting information. First floor was the best, and you could spend very long time here, reading a lot about the different religions. You don't have to pay to visit,...More

Thank LineFS
stmungomuseum, Front Office Manager at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and that you found our content interesting. We have aimed to showcase as broad a range of faiths and creeds as possible within the space available, as...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Not bad, but not great. It attempts to cover a lot of ground, without the space to do it properly. I expected to see a lot more of the story of John Knox and presbyterianism - this is the obvious place to cover this piece...More

Thank peterg1001
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Glasgow over a weekend, and finished off our trip with a visit here and the Glasgow cathedral. This museum was very interesting and I spent ages looking at and reading the exhibits, my only complaint would be the lighting in some areas was...More

Thank Randwick
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I was surprised that this place was another free entry Museum. It was nicely displayed and gave a good representation of a couple religions. There is a nice view of the cathedral from the third floor.More

Thank kbulney
stmungomuseum, Front Office Manager at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you very much for visiting the museum and for your kind review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and that you enjoyed the great view we offer of the Cathedral and Necropolis! We hope you will visit us again in...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The idea of a museum on religious life is an amazing one; I wish there were more such museums. However, we found the St Mungo museum to have too much and too little. To few items in the 1st Gallery with too little and unprofessional...More

Thank Aaron Hodge S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This museum cover a lot of religion and other stuff. It's pretty interesting and informative! Check it out, it's free and a quick.

Thank herbal_healer
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