Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn

Glencairn, built between 1928 and 1939, was the home of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family for forty years. Today Glencairn serves as a museum of religious art and history. Visitors explore beliefs and practices through renowned art collections, including ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and American Indian. Pitcairn’s collection of medieval stained glass and sculpture is considered to be one of the country's finest.

Glencairn Museum is open for guided tours and events. Guided tours are offered Tuesdays through Fridays at 2:30pm, and weekends at 1, 1:45, 2:30 and 3pm. See our website for more tour and event information.

Glencairn Museum Social Media Code of Conduct

Our social media presence is designed to help visitors learn about Glencairn Museum’s public programs, our building and collections, and related research. We welcome your comments. Here are a few guidelines to ensure that our online visitors have a positive experience on our page.

Please stay on topic. Keep your comments relevant to the post at hand. Do not advertise or self promote. Off-topic comments and advertisements are likely to be removed.

Please be respectful. Treat others with civility, the same way you would want them to treat you. Do not post personal attacks (deliberately insulting comments directed toward a specific individual or group), racist or sexist comments, or profanity. Comments that do not meet this standard are likely to be removed. Please take responsibility for what you say by posting under your own name; we do not allow alias accounts (and neither does Facebook). Those who violate these guidelines repeatedly may be banned from our page.
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  • On a visit to a friend, we went to Bryn Athyn, and had a tour of Glencairn. It is hard to imagine that this castle, nestled in the suburbs of Philadelphia, once was a family home of the Pitcairn famil...  more »
  • Yesterday my cousin and girlfriend had reservations for the tour here. Before the tour we watched a video about this museum and how it came about. Fortunately we had a knowledgeable tour guide named D...  more »
  • A truly enchanting experience! What a wonderful place to visit and revisit! The museum is an experience that words simply cannot describe! Glencairn Museum has become one of our favorite places to visit. Very highly recommended!!
  • Truly amazing! The philosophy behind the construction and the materials used is fascinating. Tour guide was terrific!!

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