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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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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Stunning Architecture!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Bramley, United Kingdom
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The museum is just next to the St Geogre square.No entry fee at all.Very quiet museum.Spent 1 hour here and found a fantastic library in the museum.I was so relaxed when visited the museum.You don not need to worry about too many people here.The whole building is very amzaing and the sculpture in front of the museum is quite funny... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There wasn't much to see as 2 of the galleries were closed & the ones that were open had little in them, so disappointing. On a more positive note, we had a nice coffee in the café and it was a good place to catch up with friends

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Bury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This may be a review by an Art Philistine but I don't get half the stuff on display here...to me it just looks like things my Grand daughter has drawn. I wasn't impressed by much of it at all. Pretentious nonsense if you ask me!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Once the home of a Tobacco Lord, the Gallery of Modern Art is set in a beautiful 18th Century building close to George Square. Outside you can get a quick photograph of (the now) iconic Duke of Wellington statue - complete with traffic cone. We visited today but main exhibition space was closed although there was some interesting work by... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

As someone who is into modern art, I found GOMA disappointing. The name "Gallery of Modern Art" is a bit of a misnomer. The main focus of this gallery is contemporary art exhibitions. There was only a single room dedicated to works by Stanley Spencer and other modern artists. On the plus side there is a fairly decent cafe in... More 

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