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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 287 3050
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Ranked #72 of 127 Attractions in Glasgow
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Housed in a grand iconic building in Royal Exchange Square, the GoMA...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
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
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.
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

... you will love this place. It is not possible to say anything as the staff are simply miserable & appear to dislike the public. You will have no chance to check anything out hence, I would advise, do not even bother trying to. That is possibly the harshest review I have ever done but they earned it.

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North of England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Well set out over 4 floors, helpful staff. Worth an hour even if not a fan of "Modern Art" there is still something for everyone.

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

On ground level you walk through into a large room with huge pillars that you may see on a building such as the Parthenon. In between these pillars are themed displays of art and paintings which may have come from artists at the Glasgow School of Art of from some of many collaborating galleries throughout the world, The two floors... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

While in Glasgow it is hard to miss this gallery since it's located at the very city centre with the infamous statue of duke of Wellington.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The building is lovely as is the stairwell and the little wooden recess off the gallery of the second floor. Otherwise, for me, I really can't be bothered to look at items I could create myself in half an hour and I'm afraid that applies to most of the Items here. If you're pushed for time and need to decide... More 

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dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I read the negative comments and entered with some trepidation . I am not an art aficionado but love the Baltic in Newcastle even if I don't understand the installations. It is the same here . Some I get , some I don't but I suppose that is the point . Staff are excellent and welcoming especially in the gift... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We popped in on our way to dinner and found a lovely exhibition of art from other places (including an ingenious Benin market stall!), and fantastic cardboard models of places of worship on the top floor. Interesting!

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

At least it was free was my dad and my view upon leaving the building. Absolutely nothing of any interest on any of the floors with most floors having a sparsity of exhibits. I love modern art (although I have a preference for painting) but this was very hard for me to appreciate. If you have 15 minutes to kill... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Was in Edinburgh for a week for the Fringe Festival and popped over to Glasgow for a day trip. After the fantastic Edinburgh Museum of Modern Art this place is quite comical. 4 floors of gallery space but really nothing here. The loft was full of cardboard churches, two galleries had some cardboard and wire without explanation. The best bit... More 

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Middx London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Had thought would see some art here but total waste of time. Advised to go to top of building by lift and walk down which is what we did. There appeared to be a special exhibition on but none of what we saw was of any interest. This was not the sort of art that I had read about in... More 

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