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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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11:00 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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Free attraction which I spent an hour in GoMA which contains contemporary and modern work by various Scottish artists. Especially enjoyed the aboriginal art on show. Definitely... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Free attraction which I spent an hour in GoMA which contains contemporary and modern work by various Scottish artists. Especially enjoyed the aboriginal art on show. Definitely worth a quick look.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

To me, modern art had not been through time's fine sifting, so as yet the ephemeral chaff has not been separated from the eternal wheat. And so, a gallery such as this contains much that is simply clever (if that), with a leavening of fine ideas and execution. This is not a particulary fine collection to my mind, but there... More 

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Reykjavik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This gallery -- like any art gallery -- has varying exhibits. I was there in July '15 and saw wonderful work by women, some of whom I hadn't heard of, or seen the work of. There was a table in the middle of one of the galleries with books by the artists on it, which patrons were able to handle!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If It Weren't For The Statue out front, I'd skip this museum or visit only to get out of the rain. The gentlemen at the entrance told us that the art changes regularly. The day we visited I was not impressed with the art exhibited. I enjoyed the building more than the art that day. If you have heard about... More 

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Brampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was disappointed by the work on display, particularly the installations. There's no joy to be had! ...except of course the two little children dancing at the side in the main area, but I suspect they are not there the whole time! and what were young children doing in there where the adult material was explicit and, frankly, horrible. There... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited GoMA today. I was disappointed in the displays and felt that the place lacked atmosphere. I live in Glasgow and often pop in to see exhibitions but there was nothing zingy about anything that was on display

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I love going to art galleries on rainy days and I stumbled across it just out of luck! The art gallery has about 5 floors (there is an elevator) but each room had secret spots and most floors had a movie that was playing. The art is beautiful and fascinating!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is my second visit and I was very disappointed. The museum is a beautiful building on the outside but the inside has been ruined by being made very modern, with the exception of the atrium and the lovely lead glass dome. There were 5 of us, ranging in age from 63 to 13, we are of differing tastes but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

terrible show, really nothing of interest. I wish we had gone to another museum as we only had one chance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This truly is a wonderful place, such inspiring works and a wonderful setup. It is a relatively small venue, but the staff are very friendly and helpful. A truly warm welcome to anybody who visits.

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Additional Information about Gallery of Modern Art

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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