Submitted by Bulmer Hobson on Tue, 2010-03-23
The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art is a museum of religion in Glasgow, Scotland.
It is quoted as being the only public museum in the world devoted solely to this subject, though another notable museum of this kind is the State Historical Museum of Religion in St.Petersburg.
A unique museum exploring the universal themes of life, death and the hereafter through beautiful and evocative art objects associated with different religious faiths.
There are three galleries within the museum, which focus on art, world religions and religion in Scottish history. Includes Britain’s only authentic Japanese Zen Garden and the stunning painting by Salvador Dali, ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’.
In this gallery you can listen to people of all religions talk about their faith. You can also meet the Mexican Day of the Dead skeleton, which celebrates the victory of life over death.
The Scottish Gallery presents the story of how religion has shaped the culture and beliefs of people in the west of Scotland from earliest times to the present.
From the museum you can enjoy unrivalled views over both the cathedral and the Necropolis, the dramatic nineteenth-century graveyard on the hill behind.
Monday CLOSED, Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday 10am–5pm, Friday and Sunday 11am–5pm
Telephone: 0141 276 1625
Fax: 0141 276 1626
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