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St. Mungo's Museum, Glasgow: 12 reviews and 20 photos

  St Mungo Museum
by hevbell
 
 


Entry: Free
This is a fairly new museum, and the first of its kind in the world, situated right next to Glasgow Cathedral. It was originally intended as a visitor centre for the cathedral and this now occupies the basement.
One floor concentrates on religion in Scotland while the other has works of art representing the six main world religions. which include Dali's 'The Christ of St John on the Cross'. There is also an exhibit using artifacts from all over the world to illustrate various aspects of different religions such as customs relating to birth, death, marriage etc Outside there is a Zen buddhist garden as well, overlooked by the obligatory cafe.
I have to say this museum was a lot more interesting than I expected. I'm not religious and thought it might be a bit preachy or something. I just thought I might as well go in anyway, since it was free but was far from disappointed!

Address: 2 Castle Street
Directions: next to Cathedral
Phone: +44 141 276 1629
Website: http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/pages/home.aspx

Review Helpfulness: 1 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 3, 2003
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