St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

This evening, I am posting information on the St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art which is located close to Glasgow Cathedral.

The building dates from 1993 with architecture designed to blend in with the medieval theme of Provand’s Lordship opposite and the 13th century Cathedral  behind. Moreover, the site is close to the (now disappeared) medieval castle complex of the Archbishops of Glasgow.

Inside, the Museum explores the importance of religion in people’s lives across the world and across time. There are three floors divided into four exhibition areas, viz:

  • Gallery of Religious Art which displays objects chosen to reflect the religious traditions which inspired their creation.
  • Gallery of Religious Life which explores how religion is woven into people’s daily lives.
  • The Scottish Gallery which explores the was in which religious beliefs have influenced the shape and character of Scottish society from the earliest times to present day.

To the rear of the Museum can be found Britain’s first permanent Japanese Zen Garden, which was created by Yasutaro Tanaka.

Refreshment facilities are available inside.

Gallery at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

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