St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life & Art

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Contact Information

2 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RH
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01412761625
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Opening Hours

Mondays: Closed
Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
Fridays: 11am - 5pm
Sundays: 11am - 5pm
Tuesdays: 10am - 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life & Art
About St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life & Art

The award-winning St Mungo Museum is a haven of tranquillity 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, artefacts 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 café, 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?

Upcoming Events

The Magic of the Mandala

The Magic of the Mandala

03 February 2018
St Mungo Museum hold regular arts and crafts workshops for kids, drop in on February 3rd and make your own Mandala inspired, eye-popping patterns!
St Valentine’s Weekend of Love and Friendship!

St Valentine’s Weekend of Love and Friendship!

10 February 2018 - 11 February 2018
St Mungo Museum hold regular arts and crafts workshops for kids, drop in on February 10th or 11th and make your own Valentine's gifts!
A Chinese New Year of the Dog Celebration

A Chinese New Year of the Dog Celebration

17 February 2018
Celebrate Chines New Year and the Year of the Dog at St Mungo Museum, discover your Chinese zodiac animal and see if you can find it in the museum!

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