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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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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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Not that much to see today

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Glasgow, Scotland.
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Bury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Glasgow, Scotland.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

GoMA is housed in a beautiful building within the heart of Glasgow city centre. Admission is free, and the exhibitions are changed frequently. The cafe serves good food within the library downstairs, and there is also a gift shop.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Always very busy so i would recommend to go early! There is always exhibitions on & these do change quite alot. This is situated just down from Georges Square. "The guy on the horse" is just outside.. you always find him with a cone on his head!

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beautiful building , free admission , and good cafe . Very disappointed as two galleries were closed .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I generally would really not go far out of my way to visit this gallery, which is in the centre of Glasgow, just down from George Square, but curiously, over the years on passing by I have dropped in to see what it's all about.. and I still don't know, but it is interesting to see what is on offer.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the second time we have visited this art gallery and been disappointed. We love modern art but just like the Baltic in Newcastle they are also usually between exhibitions! The building seems to have been well adapted enjoy an exhibition if you can!

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Paid a quick visit, as exhibition of Alasdair Gray on at the time. It was ok but I think I just don't get modern art. Some other pottery exhibits were to me, simple bits of pottery which appeared to have been made by someone with few skills in pottery-making and less in composition. Fairly forgettable. Sorry but Kelvingrove Art Gallery... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Large art gallery housed in a beautiful building in the centre of Glasgow with free admission and changing exhibitions. The current Alasdair Gray Spheres of Influence exhibition (until 25 May 2015) is excellent. Browse the shop for some quirky gift ideas.

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