St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Free entry

Donations welcome

You can donate at the venue or online.

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0141 276 1625

Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RH

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Update on St Mungo Museum: posted 18 May 2022

Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council have committed to reopening St Mungo Museum. The team at Glasgow Life Museums are working hard to put operational arrangements in place to allow the museum to re-open. We will advise of the reopening date as soon as we have this confirmed and look forward to welcoming visitors back.


The museum is named after Glasgow's patron saint who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century. It is built on the site of the medieval Bishops’ Castle and is designed in its style. The galleries are full of displays, objects and stunning works of art that explore the importance of religion in peoples’ lives across the world and across time.

The venue aims to promote understanding and respect between people of different faiths and those of none and offers something for everyone. There are regular events, from family-friendly activities to talks about culture and religion in Scotland today. Or you can relax in the popular cafe which opens out to the first Zen garden in Britain.

The museum sits across from Provand’s Lordship, which is the oldest house in Glasgow, and alongside the Glasgow Cathedral. Why not take a trip to visit all three?

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Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is located on the right as you enter through the accessible entrance.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, and a bowl of water can be provided. 

Hearing loop

There is a hearing assistance system.

If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British Sign Language introduction to St Mungo Museum of Religious Life.

Wheelchair access

There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts and there are free wheelchairs available to hire at reception.

Additional information

View the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art floor plan.


Baby changing

Baby feeding


There is a cafe and outdoor picnic areas.



Pay and display parking and free disabled parking is available in the car park on Castle Street.

Photography and video recording

At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.


Free wifi

Use Traveline Scotland to plan your trip

By train

The nearest local train station is High Street.

By bus

First Bus services 19, 19A, 38, 57 and 57A all stop near the museum.

On foot

The museum is located in the city centre, a short walk from Buchanan Street and Argyle Street. It is opposite Provand's Lordship and adjacent to Glasgow Cathedral.


Glasgow Museums are becoming more autism aware. In 2017, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), St Mungo’s Museum, and the Riverside Museum signed up to help Glasgow City Centre become autism-friendly. Visit our Autism Aware Microsite to find out more. 

‘Away for the Day with Glasgow Museums’ is a booklet full of free family fun. Download the booklet to try something new together as a family.

There is a page for each of our museums. You will find activities, suggestions of family-friendly displays to explore, and ideas for what else there is to see and do nearby.

Families who are new to Glasgow Museums and families who have visited our museums before helped to create this booklet – there are top tips inside.

Glasgow Museums belong to you. You and your family are welcome here. We understand that all families have different interests and needs, and we aim to help you to get what you want from your visit.

Have fun and don’t forget to collect your sticker from reception!

Location Map


St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0RH

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Our collection

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art includes three galleries of permanent displays.

St Mungo museum object