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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland (City Centre)
+44 141 287 3050
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Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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Manchester
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You know you're here when you find the statue of Wellington with the traffic cone on his head! Seriously, this is a fantastic gallery with some fascinating pieces of modern art exhibited. Unusually, the majority of gallery rooms have lots of natural light and it makes a refreshing change to see works displayed in this way. A treat for us... More

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Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I really wasn't expecting to visit such an interesting modern art gallery in Glasgow. I was really surprised and maybe that's why I liked it so much. If you visit Glasgow you should really pay (it's free!) a visit to this place.

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Newcastle, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I must expect that I was expected something more. The exhibitions were not my cup of tea....but did enjoy the Duke of Wellington statues use

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Expected to actually see some art. Lots of walking up stairs for a few piddle pieces. At least it's free or I would have felt seriously robbed.

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Ricany, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have to say we love exploring the new cities. But I would expect much more in such building. Just read more in another reviews I don't want to repeat it. In short - the lost of time. So called art....if this is an art....

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had visited this gallery in 2006, so I knew it wasn't very good or very big and it is starting to look a little bit shabby and dirty with barely any staff (budget cuts?). The exhibits were not of very high quality in my opinion although they display very popular artists such as Douglas Gordon.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a fairly large building but what it demonstrates architecturally to the city skyline is lost inside with few exhibits. Whilst the exhibits themselves were fairly mind opening the staff in the other hand were rude and fairly obnoxious. I personally feel that this place is restricted by it's artistically snobbish staff and curators.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I couldn't believe it when I walked inside and discovered a dark room with a dozen old tvs on the floor playing cliche footage. The disappointment continued in all of the other rooms. This gallery felt empty and unfinished. Hopefully future displays will be more enjoyable. I do not recommend the GOMA to anyone, and advise against it for even... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The weather had turn, it started raining and we looked for the closest place to stay dry. The gallery was much larger than I expected with several floors and a great selection of local modern art. The fact that much of the works were local is what made the experience special. I'm not sure if the gallery always has local... More

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The GOMA is not too large and makes a good stop for a viewing of some interesting and intriguing art. The galleries are nice spaces and the content is challenging in places, fun in others and thought provoking generally.

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GoMAGlasgow, Administrator at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this review

Dear CharlieCB, Many thanks for your recent review on your visit to the Gallery of Modern Art. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit. The exhibitions at GoMA can be indeed be challenging and thought provoking, especially the current one in the main gallery space containing over 100 televisions to depict the work of Douglas Gordon from 1992... More

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