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Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn

#97 of 356 in Museums in Pennsylvania
History Museum · Specialty Museum
Glencairn is a castle-like mansion in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, that was home to the Pitcairn family for more than 40 years. Now the Glencairn Museum, it contains a collection of about 8,000 artworks, mostly religious in nature, from cultures such as ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, the Roman Empire and medieval Europe, as well as Islamic, Asian, and Native American works. The museum is affiliated with The New Church, and the building is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • If you go for nothing else, go to see the incredible wall and ceiling art installed with glass tiles which were made on site. Hubby and I took the very inexpensive, $10 pp, 90-minute tour of the...  more »
  • Never knew this existed. Gorgeous stonework buildings just 20 miles north of Philly. 2 beautiful houses and a cathedral. Pitcairn family homestead. History, museum, and Christmas nativities were on...  more »
  • It was beautiful. A lot of interesting info and I especially loved seeing God's name, Jehovah, on the Hebrew plaque in the chapel! 🤗 So much to see and learn here. And while I do not share the same religion it was interesting.
  • Today I toured the museum and IT was TRULY an experience! I learned so much, and am truly grateful! God is Great!

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