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Gallery of Modern Art

Address: Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (City Centre)
Phone Number: +44 141 287 3050
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Ranked #72 of 141 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
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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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What the Heck was that about ????? Popped in on a day trip too Glasgow , I asked my Daughter if she would like too see some Art . Went in 2 pictures 2 televisions showing something about flooding in an Indian Market 1 stall with Money of the World and a Trading Barra. Now im sure it depends on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

First visit to Glasgow, I had a few hours to spare on Saturday afternoon before meeting a friend in the evening. Found this art gallery quite by chance, housed in a magnificant victorian building on several floors. Although I am not a great fan of modern art, there were some interesting pieces on display, entrance is free (bonus), I spent... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I am in love with the fact that museums in Scotland tend to be free, and this museum is no exception. The museum as a whole is small, but it has nice large exhibition spaces that allow for big, ambitious installation pieces. The "Art from Elsewhere" show we saw recently was fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Gallery of Modern Art is a spacious building on several floors. There a shop and cafe and all floors can be accessed by a lift. The exhibition at the time of our visit was thought provoking and gave rise to a good discussion about modern art and what art is. We preferred the art work on the upper floors,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We popped into the GoMA on a rainy, cold, January day and the building was fantastic. If you love modern art I'm sure you'll love the art work that happens to be on display at the time. If you dont like modern art - well the building is interesting to see! The staff seemed to have been drained of all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The most boring thing I have done in Glasgow. From the outside, it looks impressive but that's as good as it gets. Once you get inside, it just goes down hill fast. There's nothing inside. I was warned against visiting here by my family but I'm open-minded and thought I'd give it a shot. I wish I'd listened to my... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

In Glasgow shopping and walking,but picked the wrong day weather wise but.....G.O.M.A saved the day.Beautiful building that no one would fail to want to explore.First time for us both.Mixed pieces of art from around the world.Videos,3D art..even sound art. The lady blowing and huffing and puffing..(what on earth? All is explained when there).Loved the pieces by Alisdair.one of our own.The... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

... 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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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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