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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
+44 141 287 3050
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Scotland's most visited art gallery and the centre for Glasgow's extensive modern and contemporary art collection. Found in the heart of Glasgow in Royal Exchange Square, GoMA is FREE to enter. GoMA is part of Glasgow's civic museum service and provides a thought-provoking programme including displays of local and international artworks from the City’s collection alongside temporary exhibitions and events with artists. There is also a permanent display that charts the history of the building. Have a look at our website for the full programme. There's also an opportunity to visit a great shop, lovely library with free internet access/PCs and cafe. Outside the gallery sits the statue of the Duke of Wellington that is often adorned by a traffic cone. Sometimes confused for being an art installation that the Gallery is responsible for, the cone(s) on Wellington's statue are placed by daring passers-by, usually very late at night. It seems to have been going on for about 30 years.
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Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
City Centre
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"traffic cone"
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"centre of glasgow"
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"free entry"
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"impressive building"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended to us but I must say we were very disappointed. I guess once you have been to Mona museum in Hobart Tasmania Australia.....everything else pales in comparison.More

Thank Peter V
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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste and that you preferred what's on display in Hobart. The contents of our galleries change on a regular...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. We like contemporary art, and we were not disappointed in the offerings. The multimedia productions were interesting and engaging. It was also fun to see an Andy Warhol soup can. We like the way the art confronts and...More

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great! Delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable visit. thanks for the review. Gareth, Museum Manager, GoMA

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, interesting collection of modern art in a central Glasgow. You can easily cover the gallery in an hour and it makes for a worthwhile visit.More

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed what's on display. We hope, like you,our visitors find the iconic, centrally-located building of interest. There's also an opportunity to visit our great shop, lovely library and cafe. GoMA is part of Glasgow's civic museum...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a quick look around the galleries that were open. Enjoyed experiencing the different aspects of modern art in its many different media.

Thank Poppy C
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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review - glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and the exhibits in the galleries. Gareth, Museum Manager, GoMA

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This time the exhibition was not so much to my taste. Still worth a visit for the interior. Close to George square. Cafe based in the library was a bit disappointing - reminded of a fast food rather than a cafe at a galleryMore

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. The contents of our galleries change on a regular basis. Nonetheless, even if a visitor does not enjoy...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The architecture alone of the gallery is picturesque but when you get inside, it is so much more. The artwork was beautiful. I lost track of time while in there just because there was so much to explore and take in. This really rounded up...More

Thank Jo-Anne T
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GoMAGlasgow, General Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thanks for your review and such kind words. Great to hear that you enjoyed both the building and the contents of our galleries. GoMA is part of Glasgow's civic museum service and we do have a changing programme of museums' collection and loaned-in exhibitions and...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I loved this place! What an amazing building, full of amazing modern art and architecture. It’s also free of charge, like most museums in Scotland. Absolutely worth a visit.More

Thank Rsars
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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thanks for your review. We couldn't agree more! Delighted to hear that you had such a great experience and appreciate that we are free of charge. GoMA is part of Glasgow's civic museum service and we do have a changing programme of museums' collection and...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

As Damon Albarn once said "modern art is rubbish" - and it's fair to assume he'd just stepped in to GoMA before he said it. Having visited several times over the years and explored every gallery, I've come to the conclusion that modern art is...More

Thank Claire B
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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Thanks for your review. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. The contents of our galleries change on a regular basis. Gallery 1 does have some conceptual installations as...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Just rubbish. Lovely building as most people have stated, but the content was pants. These "creations" were boring, insipid and mostly just ill thought out garbage. Worse even that the pile of bricks or the unmade bed ! Plastic wrapped office furniture, we do that...More

Thank Phil S
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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thanks for your review. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. From reading this it sounds as though you maybe only visited one of our many galleries? Gallery 1...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Visited this modern art gallery when I was visting Glasgow a few years ago but it is very disappointed because it was very boring and it is modern art and not normal art like paintings. When I was looking around in this gallery with my...More

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thanks for your review. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. However, even if a visitor does not enjoy the exhibition programme we hope that they find the iconic,...More

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March 7, 2018|
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Response from David-Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Art is supposed to be daring and provocative...this has nothing to do with the individual political ideologies of the staff.
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March 7, 2018|
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Response from andypandaNashville | Reviewed this property |
I didn't realize it had a Political Theme, but I also am not into Modern Art So didn't pay much attention.
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