St Mungo Museum Of Religious Life And Art
2 Castle Street
Tel +44 (0) 141 553 2557
Fax +44 (0) 141 552 4744
This unique museum explores the importance of religion in people's lives across the world and across time. The building, which stands on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle, was opened in April 1993.
The aim of the museum is to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and none. Displays occupy three floors and are divided into four exhibition areas: the Gallery of Religious Art, the Gallery of Religious Life, the Scottish Gallery and a temporary exhibition space.
In the Gallery of Religious Art you can marvel at the world famous painting Christ of St John of The Cross by Salvador Dali and reflect on the awesome figure of the Hindu god Shiva, Lord of the Dance. The gallery is illuminated with a wealth of colours by beautiful stained glass windows depicting Christian saints and prophets.
The Gallery of Religious Life explores the world's six main religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. In this gallery you can listen to people of all religions talk about their faith and meet the Mexican Day of the Dead skeleton, celebrating the victory of life over death.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is a modern building nestling beside two of the oldest buildings in Glasgow, Provand’s Lordship and Glasgow Cathedral, and is a short walk from the City’s bustling Buchanan Street.
- Opening Hours:
Monday CLOSED; Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday 10am–5pm; Friday and Sunday
- By Train:
10 minutes’ walk from High Street rail station.
- By Bus:
First Bus services 11, 36, 37, 38,42, 89, and 138 all stop near the museum.
Free Guided Tours; Gallery Shop; Café; Male and Female Toilets; Wheelchair Access; Nearby Pay and Display Parking.
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art has full disabled access, with lifts from the main reception area to all levels. Disabled toilets are on the ground floor.
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