History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $8 for a guided tour for two (up to a $16 value)
- $15 for a guided tour for four (up to a $32 value)
Current exhibitions include The Way of the Cross: Sculptures by Thorsten Sigstedt, a series of wood-carved depictions of religious subjects by the Swedish artist.
High on a hill in Bryn Athyn, a vision of old Europe towers over the surrounding greenery. Built as a private residence between 1928 and 1939, the 20th-century castle was constructed in the medieval style, using symbolism that reflects the faith of the community's earliest inhabitants. The building now serves as a museum that houses religious art and relics dating from Babylonian times up to the present. The museum's permanent and temporary exhibits range from a medieval collection of stained glass that spans the years 1100–1300 to an Egyptian collection that includes an ornate granite libation bowl, which Egyptian priests are said to have used to dump Gatorade on their football coach.
What some people are buzzing about:
the most impressive by far was what is the largest collection of medieval stained glass in private hands.neilepi, 8/30/12
Visit! This place is unique and worth seeing.LoveToTravelWhenICan, 12/4/12
“If you love history and amazing architecture this is the tour for you - a very worthwhile place to see!!”
“Great day trip. VERY INTERESTING....”
“The Glencairn museum is a beautiful place to visit with very pleasant people I would recommend making reservations and planning out the visit before going so not to...”
“The Glencairn museum is a beautiful place to visit with very pleasant people I would recommend making reservations and planning out the visit before going so not to miss anything. It is worth the trip. ”
1001 Cathedral Rd
Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania 19009Get Directions