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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...more
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Royal Exchange Square | 111 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3AH, Scotland
City Centre
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+44 141 287 3050
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"traffic cone"
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"free entry"
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"centre of glasgow"
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"george square"
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"statue"
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"installation"
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"duke"
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"library"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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 3 weeks ago 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

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 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. Gallery 1 does have some conceptual installations as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 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. 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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Reviewed April 13, 2018

The history of the building is interesting, perhaps more so than the small collection of visual arts on display in the four galleries housed in the modest size art gallery which titles itself as GOMA after the world class MOMA.More

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 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. Arguably, many contemporary artists currently favour a sparser installation that perhaps has left you feeling like we should...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Good place to get out of the rain on a cold day! Some of the gallery spaces were not open as exhibitions were changing so seemed smaller than many galleries. Interesting in parts and good for fans of modern art.More

Thank Sue K
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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks for your review and glad we could offer you some shelter from the weather! Like all museums and galleries, not just modern and contemporary art ones, we acknowledge that the displays may not be to everyone's taste. Arguably, many contemporary artists currently favour a...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

The only impressive thing about this is the building itself. We are far from an art expert but usually enjoy browsing galleries, we are only glad that we did not have to pay an entrance fee. This was very little contained within each gallery. Even...More

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 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. Arguably, many contemporary artists currently favour a sparser installation that perhaps has left you feeling like we should...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Great location. What is the story behind the cone on the statue? Great that it was free, although it asks for a minimum donation. There wasn't loads on each floor but I assume the point of modern art museums is to inspire thought and it's...More

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thanks for your review - delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable visit and in particular liked Mitch Miller and Michael McMillen's work in Inner City. Although sometimes confused for being an art installation that the Gallery is responsible for the cone(s) on Wellington's...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

When you walk up to the marvellous building with its massive stone pillars and a sign saying art gallery, you expect to be impressed! I must admit I didn’t see the bit saying modern art, or I would’ve walked on by. Firstly free entry is...More

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GoMAGlasgow, Manager at Gallery of Modern Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 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. I am sorry that you did not appear to have enjoyed your visit. It is difficult to respond...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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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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