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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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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
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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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If you're an Art Lover, you should go and visited it..

It was OK but, as you know, any kind of Art is always controversial. Although, I had a great time! It was a very interesting Gallery and I really enjoyed the Photography Hall. If... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Expected to spend a morning but was out in half an hour. I found the exhibits sparse and uninspiring. Someone's holiday snaps seemed to have pride of place. Lovely building but needs more ambitious curation.

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Thank jennifer098
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this place recently because my cousin was staying in Glasgow. I am not a big fan of museums, but I thought this place is worth a review! Even though it is not as big as galleries around the world there were a lot of interesting objects and designs. Would recommend this to all tourists that comes to Glasgow and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was OK but, as you know, any kind of Art is always controversial. Although, I had a great time! It was a very interesting Gallery and I really enjoyed the Photography Hall. If you're an Art Lover, you should go and visited it. It's close to George Square and also to Buchanan Street, the famous shopping street.. ✿

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Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't spend long in here!! The galleries are quite sparse and not that much to see! 1 of the galleries was closed for a change in exhibition. The main gallery had a very interesting installation which was very modernistic. Free entrance means though only spending short time here not so bad but a bit disappointing.

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Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although I am a non-art person with literally no interest in it but I found the gallery quite impressive. Some of the works were really extraordinary. The building itself is a great piece of architecture. There is a shop where you can buy some souvenirs which were over priced.

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Thank Salaaar
Zemst, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only in Gallery1, there was an installation that was worth the visit. On the other floors, the exposed work was quite poor. So much more is possible in this nice building.

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Thank kwiks2015
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. I'm sorry that you didn't appear to enjoy three of our four galleries of exhibitions but pleased to hear that you liked the Cosima von Bonin show in Gallery 1. Like all museums and galleries, not just contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. We try really hard to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ventured in the museum to check out their exhibits. The lift was out of order. The exhibitions were small and spread out, so it felt empty. It was extremely warm in areas, so you couldn't watch movie exhibit.

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Thank Melanie L
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. I'm sorry that you didn't appear to enjoy our four galleries of exhibitions. Like all museums and galleries, not just contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. Arguably, contemporary artists are favouring a sparser installation at present, perhaps leading you feel that more could have been on display. Many... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy as usual drinks resonabley priced great atmosphere will visit again best karaoke singers in glasgow have to be good to sing here

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

Great review - thanks, but possibly for a different venue?! We do indeed have a great atmosphere but although we have four gallery spaces, a cafe, a library, a shop, tourist information we do not have a bar! Of course the best - actually all - karaoke singers are welcome to visit - it's free entry - but we don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Handy location right in the centre of town in a converted merchants house. Lovely building but the art on show can be hit and miss. Free to enter so always worth a gander. Great shop and cafe and public toilets.

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

Thanks for the comments. I'm really glad you enjoyed seeing our beautiful, iconic building. Like all museums and galleries, not just contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste but it sounds as though you maybe found something of interest. As you point out we're free to enter and have great, centrally located facilities.... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many great things to do in Glasgow, dont waste your time here. Local art that isnt very good. Housed in a former bank, which is better than the exhibits on the inside.

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Thank Bear H
GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. I'm really glad you enjoyed seeing our beautiful, iconic building. I'm sorry that you didn't appear to enjoy our four galleries of exhibitions. Like all museums and galleries, not just contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. We try really hard to provide a thought-provoking programme including displays of... More 

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