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St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
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Ranked #39 of 270 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

I am not particularly religious but my niece wanted to see and must admit it was brilliant. Interactive areas for all ages of kids, including the big ones! A must to visit.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Giselle47
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“very nice little museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

this museum is worth visit when you are in area,you can go in and sit down and just relax and look at the exhibits at your ease.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank ronnie c
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Spoiled only by Cafe Staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

My review of this venue in my home city is spoiled only by the attitude of the cafe staff. I visited with 3 visitors from the USA and was embarrassed when we were told in a very offhand manner at 11.50am that the lunch menu did not start until 12 noon. Customer service manners are drastically required! Particularly when the boarded menu in the entrance area did not specify any time restrictions.
It is so sad that an otherwise positive visitor experience is wasted by the rudeness of cafe staff who need trained in extending a "Glasgow welcome".
Apart from this, this is a fab venue with a super shop and welcoming concierge.
C'mon, Glasgow can do better when it comes to manners!

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Emeralda
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Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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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