Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn

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  • This is my second visit to Glencairn, first time for the Medievel Festival with our children and grandchildren (Great party, lots of things for the kids to do, good overview of the home- date for 2017...  more »
  • A really cool place--if you go, be SURE to pay to take the tour, so that you can go to the top floor and ride in the original elevator. The tour guide was good and the house is incredible. if you go, ...  more »
  • Enjoy it with a visit to Bryn Athyn, right next door and a real Beauty to visit easy quarter day activity so you can enjoy other things too!  more »
  • At first I was a bit confused, when I heard the word Museum in the name of this attraction. I thought it was just that... a museum. It turns out this was a house that that Carin family lived in...did I say house I should say Mid evil Castle! I was on the only tour of the day. That day it was at 2.30, but call for hours as I don't know how they run in the summer. I was one of three. The docent was wonderful and very knowledgeable. She took us all over and made sure to explain and let us look at each room. I though it was so good I became a member just so i could go again! the tour lasted from 2:30 to 4:00. I hope you all get a chance to go and enjoy, i sure enjoyed my time there.
  • I'll agree: it's exquisitely designed and kept, opulent and full of fantastic treasures room after room from ancient and modern cultures of many nations, such as full stone tomb entryways, statuary, stained glass, carvings, paintings, jewelry, and so on, though there is something imposing or sometimes grotesque about the place. Perhaps because it was a private industrialist residence, though the things may now be publicly seen? Perhaps the particular symbols chosen in the architecture and ornamentation? An odd combination of ostentation and reserve?
  • This museum is huge and so beautiful, both inside and outside. The design of each floor is unique. There is so much history in this place. Each room is a separate gallery, though a lot of them are not open normally. The view from the top is so amazing! Definitely worth the trip!
  • The tour guide Diane was amazing - she could tell us about every little thing! Glencairn is such a beautiful place, definitely worth a visit.
  • Rich in history! Special, visiting, Nativity exhibition. Beautifully decorated for Christmas.

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