St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art, Glasgow

Iain Begg of Page & Park Architects
Date Built
Opened 1993
2 Castle Street
The St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art occupies the site of the medieval Bishop's Castle and looks like it has in fact been there since medieval times.  Designed by Iain Begg of the architectural practice of Page/Park, the building is typical of the Scottish Baronial style of architecture complete with a turret, uneven roof lines and lancet windows.

The "People Make Glasgow" website says that, "... the award-winning St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art was the first museum in the world dedicated to all the major world religions. It’s named after Glasgow’s patron saint, who brought the Christian faith to Scotland in the 6th century.  The museum’s a haven of tranquility in the city. Its galleries are filled with works of art and artifacts which explore the importance of religion in people’s lives, across the world and across time. Here you’ll find a magnificent Islamic prayer rug made in Turkey in the 1600s, a carved Nigerian figure intended to represent the spirit of smallpox to assist in healing, as well as stunning stained glass windows."