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Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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  • Although many people are aware of the Glencairn Museum, there are actually three sites to visit in the area, the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Cairnwood Estate and the museum. Be sure to see them all. You can...  read more »
  • I took my sons to see the Glencairn Museum. We were all impressed with the structure and the collections. Be sure to book your tour in advance as we saw some people who were unable to see the collecti...  read more »
  • Went on the Highlights Tour using a Groupon. Made reservations in advance by email which was very convenient. Beautiful architecture and grounds. The tour lasted a little over 90 minutes. There were 9...  read more »
  • Even if you never go inside, it's worth seeing. This place is absolutely breathtaking. From start to finish you're given a really thorough tour that never feels rushed or boring. They're small, personal groups and have I mentioned how gorgeous the place is?! It is. But let me tell you something, when you're at the tip top of that place looking at the landscapes in front of you, you'll just be at a loss for words. We sadly had to move out of PA before we could experience Christmas at Glencairn, we were really looking forward to that! Go, spend the day, you'll love it,
  • Glencairn is a great place to go and be exposed to artifacts from across the world and across centuries. They have seasonal programs and festival days. I recommend becoming a member to fully benefit from all of the offerings at Glencairn. One of the best places to go north of Philadelphia for educational fun.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Would be nice to have it mapped inside by google to include the infrastructure (kitchen, garage and house staff areas) Inside view could enhance the physical visit.
  • I'm glad to see this architectural beauty Of this Historic Building open to the public, growing up I often wondered about the inside.
  • I can't image how some one could call this place "creepy." Perhaps creepy means beautiful? It is historical - and like Hearst Castle or the Biltmore, or other stately homes built in that era, nobody would build a place like this today. But a person would need to think anachronistically to not appreciate this museum today. The people are warm and friendly. The art history is remarkable and spans several genres - from Egyptian, to medieval French, to 20th century. The setting alone is worth the trip. There are few places outside of Europe where you could be IN a castle and be able to SEE a cathedral.
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