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Gallery of Modern Art

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Address: Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 3050
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Housed in a grand iconic building in Royal Exchange Square, the GoMA...
Housed in a grand iconic building in Royal Exchange Square, the GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) hosts art exhibitions and special events throughout the year. The Library at GoMA houses a café, free internet access terminals and an extensive collection of art and design books.
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The video installation at the museum was wonderful. (I actually almost nodded off on the very comfortable sofa). Such a fantastic use of the large space. Kids also really enjoyed... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Don't go that often but have enjoyed each time. Today I took my child cousins to a workshop where we used paint to make prints and stencils. There was also a kids corner on the top gallery. The staff were very friendly and helpful, taking us down to see a painting related to the painting workshop. There was an audio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is in the centre of Glasgow and staff are very helpful and the layout is very easy to find your way around there is also a cafe which again for city centre is very reasonable and also peaceful with some nice couches and chairs to rest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Having visited GOMA a few years ago I was keen to go back on my brief visit to Glasgow. It's a small gallery with interesting video art and pictures. I loved the Aboridginal piece on display and was really pleased to see a Peploe painting too! Great little gift shop too!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The central staircase is lovely, filled with rainbows and there is coloured glass in the windows but the works are hardly worth a second look. Sorry. There is excellent street art in the form of murals in the subways and on the side of the university which is technically brillaint and very interesting. It can be seen for free 24/7.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The video installation at the museum was wonderful. (I actually almost nodded off on the very comfortable sofa). Such a fantastic use of the large space. Kids also really enjoyed it. Not sure I thought much of the work in the other galleries. Gift shop was great; wonderful to see some really high quality and local products for sale

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This building reminded me a lot of the Pantheon in Rome with the majestic columns all around. The building stands tall in the heart of the city with Duke Wellington statue in front that supports a beautiful orange construction cone on its head. I really enjoyed the building even more at night due to the amazing colors that hot it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It's a good museum with very nice paintings however it is very small so you can visit it in a short time. The building is beautiful from the outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We like modern art and have visited many such galleries. It's usual not to like all the pieces, but GOMA left me underwhelmed. There was a mixture of known artists and new pieces, but no narrative to tie them together. It's a shame this layout possibly detracts from the work exhibited. The building however is lovely, and it's worth a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I'm not really into modern art (or maybe I just don't get it!) so GoMA didn't hold much interest for me. I liked some of the exhibits though, and if I had a Glasgow library card I would have definitely borrowed some books from the big library downstairs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited the gallery but neither my husband nor I are massive fans of modern art. The gift shop was nice and I am sure if modern art is your thing then it would have been very impressive.

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Address: Address: Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 287 3050
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > City Centre
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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