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St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

4.4/5
15 Reviews
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0 United Kingdom
Phone: +44-141-2761625

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Leaving the necropolis, we went to visit the Religious and Art Museum opposite Glasgow Cathedral under the hillside. Walking into this free museum, although there is not much content on display, as a professional museum of religion and art, it still allows us to learn a lot of knowledge. The most important thing is that most of the exhibits here are introduced in Chinese, which makes us look very pleasing to the eye. After introducing Shakyamuni’s Buddhism, he also introduced major religious beliefs such as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Muslims. Such a concentrated introduction of religious content is rare. At the same time, all aspects of religious life are on display, from birth to death, from health to happiness, from war to persecution. Related topics were promoted through objects, pictures and text. As this part of the exhibition hall stated in the "Introduction to Religious Life": "Religious rituals define the different stages of life from life to death, and even after death. People try to approach the gods through prayer, meditation, singing, music, and dance. Sometimes, religious beliefs contribute to the existing social system; but on the other hand, it can also cause revolutions, wars, and death. Religion can also inspire people to do good, in order to be blessed in this life or to better prepare for the next life." Therefore, I quoted and recorded this part of the text entirely because after I read it, I felt that this short text contained a very profound truth in the world.

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  • Margo7850p
    Margo7850p
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    Small but great museum

    Fascinating museum of all faiths and religions around the world, including those from antiquity. The museum is bright and very engaging. There is alot to see and learn about. Great for adults and c...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603004684000+0800)/
  • Michan C
    Michan C
    Denton, Texas, United States
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    Popped in before heading to the Cathedral

    We stumbled upon this place on our way to the Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis. Cute little museum with interesting art religious exhibits.

    Reviewed on /Date(1585644762000+0800)/
  • EileenMtShasta
    EileenMtShasta
    Longmont, Colorado
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    Interesting Displays on the Rites of Passage

    I have always been interested in the different religions so I found this little museum engaging. They did a great job with the displays and artifacts to illustrate how different belief systems regulat...

    Reviewed on /Date(1579745171000+0800)/
  • hush-hushreviewer
    hush-hushreviewer
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    Visited last year

    St Mungo, what a name. Quite busy when we went. Staff were okay. Cafe's interior design could be improved.

    Reviewed on /Date(1579583878000+0800)/
  • cassa52
    cassa52
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
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    A day in Glasgow, covering things in your own city

    So interesting, years since I'd visited & loved it.Very multicultural, enjoyed all the religious information

    Reviewed on /Date(1576241672000+0800)/

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