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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James Love (10 months ago)
It will not matter a jot of what religion you are ,this is a must for people to visit ,the peacefulness of this superb place is second to none.
ginaszoo36 (13 months ago)
Interesting place. Well worth a visit. The staff were helpful.
Laura Sanchez (13 months ago)
I take this photo from the museum, it's super interesting, it has information about many religions and many pieces of art
Danabhadri Fergusson (13 months ago)
Great cafe. Have been round the museum years ago. Use the cafe regularly.
GDJ (14 months ago)
Fascinating museum of all faiths and religions around the world, now and through history. The museum is bright, modern and very engaging. Great for adults and children equally. Highly recommended for people of any faith or indeed none. There is a lovely cafe here too that is convenient for anyone visiting the Cathedral, the Necropolis or the Provand's Lordship museum just across the road.
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