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Gallery of Modern Art

Neighbourhood: City Centre
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Address: Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
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+44 141 287 3050
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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interesting visitor attraction, but maybe a little sparse?

We spent about near two hours here on Sunday afternoon. Some of the images on display were very striking and, as a whole experience, GOMA was worthwhile. The building itself was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BobScarlett
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I just visited today after lunch and...from what I viewed in Galleries 2-3, I am aghast that this museum is even open. It is very disappointing and downright depressing. True, there wasn't a special exhibition mounted in Gallery 1. But the pieces exhibited in 2-3 were monochromatic, mostly photographs and a couple of multimedia installations. I love modern, abstract, expressionism... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent about near two hours here on Sunday afternoon. Some of the images on display were very striking and, as a whole experience, GOMA was worthwhile. The building itself was great and the café and supporting facilities were fine. But the main negative was that on the day of our visit what seemed to be the main gallery was... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great placesee modern art travling exhibtions plus the touris information office in the basement and libray and café hits a lot base just off buchana street and art market

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

Thanks for the review - sounds as though you really enjoyed your visit and made use of all the other facilities within our centrally-located building. Always great to hear visitors making the most of our building, our programme and amenities and our brilliant location! We look forward to welcoming you back son. Gareth Museum Manager, GoMA More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is a lovely piece of architecture with rotating exhibits. the museum was easily accessible and had a lovely little children's art area tucked away.

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

Thanks for the comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit and picked up on the lovely atmosphere. The Create Space (children's art area) is another gem in the building and a great, FREE resource within GoMA. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Gareth Museum Manager, GoMA More 

Newton, MA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern art isn't for everyone. And, every piece of art was 'modern' before it became a classic. Whether you appreciate the exhibits or not, stop in and see what is going on. You might be surprised with the current exhibit. I found this museum to be more than just what is on the walls, the architecture and stained glass windows... More 

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

What a great and balanced review - thank you. I was really glad that you picked up on the building's architecture and beautiful stained glass. Even if a visitor does not enjoy the exhibition programme we hope that they find the iconic, centrally-located building of interest. There's also an opportunity to visit our great shop, lovely library and cafe and... More 

Newberg, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you think plastic bags woven into a wire frame (in a not very picturesque way) and scribbles on the windows, floors, and walls are worth stopping in to see, then do it. Otherwise, do yourself a favour and go to the Hunterian or Kelvingrove, where real artists reside. I've never been disgusted with an art gallery before, but this... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry that you've had such a strong reaction and felt disgusted at what was on display in one of the three galleries open on the day of your visit. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. Even if a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I didn't know what to expect from this as my only usual modern art visit is the Tate. This is obviously mush smaller but it is really well curated and interesting. There were some fab exhibitions, everything is well displayed and it's free. I'd recommend any visiter at least goes in for a look even if you think it isn't... More 

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

Thanks for your visit and review. Glad to hear that you had such a good visit and recommend us to others. Even if a visitor does not enjoy the exhibition programme we hope that they find the iconic, centrally-located building of interest, which it sounds as though you certainly did. There's also an opportunity to visit our great shop, lovely... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Have to say some of the art exhibitions are for individual tastes. I spent 20 ministers inside and was happy to leave. There's a information bureau downstairs to get free city maps and other brochures.

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

Thanks for your visit and 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. Even if a visitor does not enjoy the exhibition programme we hope that they find the iconic, centrally-located building of interest, which it sounds as though you certainly did. There's also... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I'm sceptical about a lot of modern art so this was not my thing. Neither liked the exhibits nor had any interest in trying to read those oh so deeper meanings or concepts. One good thing was that it sparse in exhibits although this alone may have held its own meaning. Who knows and who cares. The book shop is... More 

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

Thanks for your visit and review. Many apologies that you did not find the toilets up to scratch - we'll take this up with our cleaning team - and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste.... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's free and in the centre of town. Okay to pass half an hour in. The art changes regularly so you can go a couple of times a year and still see something new. I prefer the modern art gallery in Edinburgh but apparently this attracts more visitors!

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

Thanks for the review. Glad to hear that you had a good visit. Even if a visitor does not enjoy the exhibition programme we hope that they find the iconic, centrally-located building of interest. There's also an opportunity to visit our great shop, lovely library and cafe and the Visit Scotland iCentre tourist information hub. We do have a changing... More 

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