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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
+44 141 276 1629
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is not a museum that I would have chosen to visit but having recently studied it as part of my course I thought it would be an interesting place to see. The museum is laid out over 3 floors, the top floor is dedicated...More

Thank 55natty
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Visited here today with a friend who was visiting the city. we both enjoyed it and loved the angel display on level three. We had a morning coffee then lunch in the cafe which was very nice. Staf very helpful and cheery. Nice bright museum...More

Thank sandie g
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped in after visiting the Cathedral. The museum has a rather eclectic collection of art that covers many religions and cultures. Very interesting and thoughtful displays tho...doesn't take long to visit if you just want to pop in for a few minutes

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 21 September 2016

An interesting building, but not as old as it appears, being less than 30 years old. It has exhibitions, but was closed when we visited. It is adjacent the Cathedral, Necropolis and Provost's House which are all on the tourist trail and near the Infirmary...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Visited Glasgow chapel and looking at the name Mungo museum opposite - went inside to have a look. Surprised with the statue of Ganesh (Elephant God) at the entrance - normally he is considered as first God and is placed in front of Hindu temples....More

Thank Suresh C
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I could quite happily spent an afternoon in here gazing at the impressive displays of religious. artefacts. There is a calming peacefulness about this museum. It is spiritually imbued with joy and love. The people who work here clearly love their jobs. I am not...More

Thank IanJuan
Reviewed 13 September 2016

As with all museums in Glasgow- free to the public ( but please do give a donation!). Main exhibit takes you on a journey of many different cultures and religions- you can't leave without having learned something new! Nice café and shop .

Thank christinedumbarton
Reviewed 13 September 2016

What a fantastic place, went for couple yrs, ended up spending all day there. Some very interesting videos. Loved the one about angels.....also few religions I have not even heard of. Nice gift and coffee shop .will visit again , very impressed

Thank Kat shaw 11
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very interesting displays regarding all religions. Really enjoyed the stained glass and statue of Shiva. Beautiful quirky museum

Thank Mekg58
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We actually visited the museum by accident, were visiting the necropolis and since its at the end of the bridge decided to pop in. Really glad we did. The exhibits were really interesting, being called St. Mungo's we kind of expected it to be a...More

Thank Charlotte S
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