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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 - 8:00 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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Mixed bag but some bright sparks

We visit quite frequently and always find something of interest. This time, the film by Phil Collins: Tomorrow is Always Too long​ was an unexpected delight. The rest was a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Only two galleries open but the art is fairly poor. In fact, went to a better shop just around the corner. I have been a few times over the years - this time, very disappointed. Nice building and friendly staff helps.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful building, but when we were there there were only 2 floors open for viewing, there was very limited art work, that really was nothing spectacular. For such a beautiful place more could be done.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Gallery of modern art had 2 galleries closed. The other galleries showed pieces of art where you had to jog through if you are desperate. You expect a very nice interior but it's turned into a white box on every floor. What a waste of a beautiful building. Go to Burrell collection to feel happy again !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visit quite frequently and always find something of interest. This time, the film by Phil Collins: Tomorrow is Always Too long​ was an unexpected delight. The rest was a mix - the works on paper by women was really though provoking and concentrated, some of the rest felt a bit diffuse.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The building itself is beautiful but it's clearly not well used. Lots of empty spaces, a few paintings some books. After visiting a lot of places for me this worths nothing. The only thing good is its free and you will only spend about 10 minutes to see it all!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visitied today, and to be honest I found it a little dull, not enough to look at and the installations were not very inspiring. Ok for an hour avoiding the rain but I wouldn't head back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Let’s just cut to the chase with this one; it’s a total waste of a great building. Modern Art? What they mean is conceptual nonsense most of the time, which is slanted towards politically correct whales against the bomb. Its usually totally turgid stuff; you walk in expecting to see something visual interesting and instead you are treated to an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Allow yourself more time than we did having arrived at 4pm with only an hour before it closed. Understanding many of the exhibits can be challenging but explanatory notes alongside are excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved the museum and all the various exhibits.. Definitely worth the visit... Close to "downtown" easy walk through the city..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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