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Glencairn Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Highly recommend...wonderful!!!

Highly recommend!!! Wonderful group visit during the holidays with a guided tour of the estate... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Always something new to learn here.

The museum is interesting historically in a variety of aspects: historically, religious and family... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Rosanne B
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
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The history of world religions comes to life through this museum's extensive collection of art and artifacts from different cultures and time periods. Glencairn was once the home of Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn. It was built between 1928 and 1939...more
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1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA
+1 267-502-2990
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend!!! Wonderful group visit during the holidays with a guided tour of the estate! Beautifully decorated for the holidays, staff are great & friendly to work with, knowledgeable tour guides. What a wonderful first visit to this unique & beautiful property filled with an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

The museum is interesting historically in a variety of aspects: historically, religious and family. Setting is magnificent. The staff is well trained and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosanne B
Reviewed 19 November 2018

This home just north of Philly is both magnificent in its design and meticulous in its construction and maintenance. A most impressive home, but it's NOT a museum in the usual sense, of a space you can just explore on your own. You must book...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Makayla B
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend this, especially this time of year when the weather just isn't perfect. A visit to this former home of Raymond Pitcairn is a treasure trove of religious art and gothic style architecture. Even my 18 year old son was interested.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mystic69
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This was once a residence, now a museum holding the relics collected by the family and the community -- the history here is so interesting, so varied, and the tours are terrific! Excellent activity for an afternoon. They also host special events, so keep your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beakertroyd
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I am highly interested with the guided tour around Glencairn museum. 1.5 hours are flying like one minute. So much interesting information, passionate guide Doreen. Highly recommended for anybody.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elena B
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We recently had our second visit to this museum and not disappointed. We did the tours both times which are informative. This former house of the Pitcairn family is beautiful! This second visit we went for the Nativities around the World exhibit and were not...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Cheri D
Reviewed 2 January 2018

You need to go now - (closes Jan 7) if you want to see this fascinating exhibit of handmade nativities from around the world! Try to imagine how someone from another culture would picture the Holy Family - in all colors, shapes and sizes! Beautifully...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The details of this former home are outstanding considering it was built in the early '30's it is still in perfect condition, owing to its meticulous maintenance...it is currently operated as a museum with many exhibitions...take a few moments to walk the grounds and if...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank JR-FamilyTrips
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I have driven past this site for over 35 years and never visited? Finally went to see their Nativity exhibit featuring Nativity sets from around the world. Beautiful exhibit in a fantastic museum and former home to the Pitcairn family. Beautiful property! Guided tours and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 473frede
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Cathy F
23 February 2018|
Response from Sheila S | Reviewed this property |
In my opinion, an individual in a wheelchair may find touring here rather difficult. Even the ground floor, which is spacious and worth seeing (at no charge), has a few steps to access the main hall. I think the small... More
23 April 2017|
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Response from GlencairnMuseum | Property representative |
Thanks for the question, MrSaturn64, and for the answer, Bill R. To elaborate a bit: the first floor is open by donation on most weekends from 1:00 to 4:30 pm (sometimes public and private events preclude the regular hours... More