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St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
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Glasgow's Must Sees 5-Hour Private Tour
Ranked #39 of 272 things to do in Glasgow
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Owner description: 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?
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very interesting place ro see. Small, so it wouldn't take up too much time to visit. There is a café for refreshments while you're looking around.

Visited September 2012
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“Interesting Insight”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

A brief introduction to world religions, and given the huge potential of the subject matter, the museum does so in a concise and specific manner. It's well laid out on three floors and exhibitions are presented well. We found the exhibition touched upon many religions, but we did not feel the exhibits had a natural progression and seemed a little haphazard at times. But perhaps that's a symptom of introducing a subject as broad as this. The collection about the Soho Road was very impactive.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great History”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you love Glasgow history you'll love this, as well as the provands lordship and necropolis this is a must see

Visited April 2013
2 Thank Michelle O
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“Dali not here”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Visited to see the Dali painting. When we arrived we were told it had been moved 7 years ago. Staff very helpful, explained where we could see it, and advised which bus stop to get off. Didnt look at the museum as time restricted.

Visited July 2013
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“Fascinating insight”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Not a large museum but packed with interesting items covering many religions past and present. It also has a good coffe shop.

Visited June 2013
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