St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art


St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art


2 Castle St
G4 0RH Glasgow, Scotland


+44 141 276 1625

NileGuide Expert tip:

Be sure to take the lift up to the second floor (their 1st floor) and look through the floor-to-ceiling window. The view of the Cathedral and the Victoria necropolis is amazing.


This phenomenal museum explores the significance of religion in people's lives across the globe and across time. Religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are treated equally here, and the museum aims to promote understanding and respect between different faiths.

The building stands on the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle and  was opened in April 1993.  It's big treasure is Dali's "Christ of St. John on the Cross". The various displays cover 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. The museum is adjacaent to the amazing Glasgow Cathedral and opposite Provand's Lordship, the oldest house in the city. On the top floor you can try on various religious head gear and make a rubbing of a Celtic cross.


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