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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (City Centre)
44-141-229-1996
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Ranked #88 of 170 attractions in Glasgow
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Housed in a grand iconic building in Royal Exchange Square, the GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) hosts art exhibitions and special events throughout the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best part were the model buildings made from cardboard. The rest of the gallery was of no interest to me, I did not enjoy it - too modern for my liking The gift shop was quite nice and sold some unusual items of jewellery etc.

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Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Glasgow Modern Museum of Art is good for one use, the bathrooms. This teeny tiny museum in the middle of Glasgow says its a modern art museum but its really 3 tiny floors containing a few pieces of art on each. Its free to go and if you want to check it out for yourself it's easy to get... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Popped in with my friend and our children.. The first impression was wow, however, we made in our way into the first gallery where a bunch of TV's were playing the weirdest and dark explicit material, which really disturbed our children, the youngest being 2 years old.. At one point the eldest covered a certain TV as it was so... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited this gallery last weekend, which is just behind the iconic Duke of Wellington and traffic cone statue - perfectly representing the fun, quirky exhibitions currently at the museum itself. The current exhibition space was part of the Generation Scotland exhibitions going on through many galleries throughout Scotland, and we were met with some incredibly fun pieces of videography... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Gallery of Modern Art is conveniently located not far from Buchanan Street and the main railroad station, charges no admission (though donations are welcome), and has interesting travelling exhibits along with the permanent collection. It also has a small but pleasant cafe, where we had sandwiches and soft drinks at prices comparable to, or maybe a bit better than,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It's a little disappointing when you actually get inside, I think the gallery needs updating and the lay out could be a little clearer. It's a shame that on my visit the exhibition was a little dull but the team working there were very involving and helpful.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Went to see the new exhibitions, some of them are really amazing especially the wall murals of the last 25 years by 'the little book transfers'. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great way to spend an hour. Just looking at all the interesting modern art, not a lot of complicated captions all for a donation of £3. Would have hoped there was a little more to see.

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Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I may not have had enough time to rendre a closer look at all the exhibitions, GoMA was a great introduction to Glasgow, though. I found some of the then exposed artworks "beyond my intellectual horizon" so to speak, nevertheless, I hope to come and see them again. Can you imagine any better "trap" than an equestrian statue of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I really enjoyed my visit at the Gallery of Modern Art. Take your time in the Gallery and explore the different things around you. Remember to visit the shop and the cafe!

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