St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life & Art
Lonely Planet review for St Mungo's Museum of Religious Life & Art
Set in a reconstruction of the bishop's palace that once stood in the cathedral forecourt, this museum is an audacious attempt to capture the world's major religions in an artistic nutshell. A astartling achievement, it presents the similarities and differences of how various religions approach common themes such as birth, marriage and death. The attraction is twofold: firstly, impressive art that blurs the lines between religion and culture; and secondly, the opportunity to delve into different faiths, an experience that can be as deep or shallow as you wish. There are three galleries, representing religion as art, religious life and, on the top floor, religion in Scotland. A Zen garden is outside.