St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Glasgow, United Kingdom

The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is located in Cathedral Square, on the lands of Glasgow Cathedral off High Street. It was constructed in 1989 on the site of a medieval castle-complex, the former residence of the bishops of Glasgow, parts of which can be seen inside the Cathedral and at the People's Palace, Glasgow. The museum building emulates the Scottish Baronial architectural style used for the former bishop's castle. The museum opened in 1993.

The museum houses exhibits relating to all the world's major religions, including a Zen garden and a sculpture showing Islamic calligraphy. It housed Salvador Dalí’s painting Christ of Saint John of the Cross from its opening in 1993 until the reopening of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in 2006.



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Founded: 1989
Category: Museums in United Kingdom

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David Gorman (10 months ago)
A lovely wee museum showcasing many facets of different world religions. Definitely worth visiting if you're in this part of the town. Nice peaceful wee zen garden too.
Han Stw (11 months ago)
Neat little museum displaying religious artifacts and exhibitions.
Tas A (11 months ago)
Nice small museum on religion. Easy to understand other religions and their perspective. They have a nice collection of religious artifacts and pictures too. The kids have a nice game to play. Love how they made an effort to make the kids involved. It is easy to miss. So if you are looking for toilet they will direct you here.
Kristy Johnson (15 months ago)
Sobering, but so important. Beside the sole surviving Catholic Church (now Protestant), we have a very-needed reminder of the joys of loving our neighbors, and the gut-rending evils that follow any other approach.
Kebere Maldaye (16 months ago)
Worth visiting! If you think your religion is special, after visiting this magnificent museum, you will have a second opinion.
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