St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

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#14 of 29 in Museums in Glasgow
This museum aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and of none, and offers something for everyone. St Mungo Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions and a variety of events, from family-friendly activities to talks relating to religion in Scotland today.
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  • August 21, 2017
    This is a fascinating place to visit, even if you just go to look at the architecture of the building or the view over the Necropolis from the top window... make a point of going if you are visiting t...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    A museum that compares the various religions in all aspects of human life, marriage, birth, growth, death is definitely a great idea, space isn't huge, so perhaps reflects some crowding in places. I really liked the fact that it is completely impartial regarding religious views, but it still expanded in my opinion.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Wow. I thought this place would be boring but it certainly wasn't. Lots of information about many different religions and many activities to engage children. There is a cafe on the ground floor and am...  more »
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  • Near Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis, this lovely little museum is set on three floors. It includes history and artefacts of the main religions and is very interesting. It includes a shop, cafe and a beautiful, small Zen garden. One would need a deeper regard for religion than I to really appreciate it. Certainly, though, if in the area it's worth a visit. Note: Just across the street is the 'oldest house in Glasgow' (see pic).
  • A brilliant place and a fantastic idea for a museum especially considering the modern context. This Museum is dedicated to showing how different religions practice their faiths and there are overviews of what each faith is about. There is also a nice cafe downstairs and really friendly staff one of which me and my friend talked to for a good half hour. There are also tours too, the place is clean and is situated near Glasgow cathedral. I would encourage anybody to visit.
  • Interesting and fairly unusual museum covering different religions, but lacking in good comparison/insight to make it really stick
  • A great wee museum with lots of fascinating information about many religions. Great displays in a beautiful building.
  • Nice building and a free museum, but too focused around Abrahamic religions to be a "religion" museum, specially Christian faith. Nothing special.

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