Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
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Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AHView on map
Temporary closure: Sunday 31 October to Sunday 14 November
The Gallery of Modern Art will be temporarily closed during COP26 and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
GoMA will close at 5pm on Saturday 30 October and reopen at 10am on Monday 15 November. No access will be possible between Sunday 31 October and Sunday 14 November.
A small number of other Glasgow Life venues will close to support the delivery of COP26. In other reopened venues it will be business as usual. For more information, please visit our COP26 Update page
**GoMA are delighted to have come third in the inaugural Art Museum Award presented by the European Museum Academy**
The Art Museum Award is a new annual award specifically designed for art museums and galleries throughout Europe and innovative projects by art museums and galleries that provoke change and contribute to a better world. It is dedicated to value ground-breaking projects which deal with art or art interventions in museums or galleries — inspirational projects that think and act outside the box and prove social relevance. The award seeks to enhance core values like dialogue, accessibility, participation, inclusion, openness and awareness.
Entries were from all over Europe and we offer our congratulations to the winner, Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Craft and Design in Kolding, Denmark and second placed Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany.
It was fantastic to be shortlisted and the team did a great job with the application and selection interview.
Regular opening times:
Monday-Thursday, Saturday: 10am-5pm
Friday and Sunday: 11am-5pm
We're pleased to advise the museum shop is also open and the team look forward to seeing you.
We'll update on the reopening of the cafe as soon as we have information on this.
Pre-booked tickets are no longer required
We’re pleased to announce you no longer need a pre-booked ticket to visit GoMA.
While we will gradually increase visitor numbers, your health and safety remains very important to us and some safety measures will stay in place.
Face coverings are still mandatory in public buildings, please bring one with you. To help ensure an enjoyable experience for all visitors, we will continue to encourage social distancing and suggest a one way route in some areas.
QRs codes, for the Check in Scotland app, are available at main entrances and we appreciate your support for the Test and Protect process.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make these changes. We look forward to seeing you soon.
We're happy to confirm we are now able to accept bookings for self-led educational groups and a small programme of facilitated workshops is also available for school groups.
All visits must be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0141 276 9505/9506, option 1 (Monday to Friday).
On the day of your visit
- On arrival please enter via the main entrance on Royal Exchange Square.
- Wear a face covering to stay safe and protect others. Guidance on face covering exemptions is available from the Scottish Government here.
- Please do not visit the museum if you, or any members of your household, has any symptoms of Coronavirus.
- There are no cloakroom facilities, café, takeaway within the building.
- The Library in the basement at GoMA is currently closed.
- We are unable to provide space for packed lunches at this time.
- Some smaller spaces and hands on displays will be closed off during your visit to allow hygiene measures to be maintained.
- Please observe signage in the venue and any one way routes that are in place.
- Please wash your hands and use hand sanitiser during your visit.
- We politely ask that you keep your visit to a maximum of 2 hours to ensure we can offer entry to as many visitors as possible
The City of Glasgow is currently at Level 0 of the Scottish Government's COVID-19 protection levels. Please refer to the latest guidelines on the Scottish Government website for information on the protection level restrictions.
Keeping you safe
As it has been throughout this pandemic, the health and wellbeing of our visitors and Glasgow Life staff remains our priority. We will continue to follow the Government’s guidance and ensure that safety is at the heart of how we operate in the current environment.
Further information for your visit
- For more information and ways to enhance your visit please visit Glasgow Museums where floor maps can be downloaded.
Download some suggestions of activities and games that you can play with your household while you are visiting the museum. You can print them at home or view them on your phone and other personal devices. Please note that we won’t be able to provide a paper copy at the venue.
We're Good To Go
We have acquired VisitBritain’s Good to Go accreditation. This Industry Standard mark means GoMA has followed government and industry Covid-19 guidelines, has completed a Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and physical distancing.
As it has been throughout this pandemic, the health and wellbeing of all Glasgow Life staff and the public remains our priority. We will continue to follow the Government’s guidance and ensure that safety is at the heart of how we operate in the current environment.
British Sign Language (BSL) users: For more information and the latest updates on Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council services during the coronavirus pandemic, please visit the dedicated BSL section of the council’s website.
Support us: As one of Scotland’s largest charities, Glasgow Life is hugely grateful for the support it has received during the coronavirus pandemic, which has helped us to continue vital work in communities across the city during the most challenging of times. You can continue to help us by donating here.
Get the most up-to-date information on Glasgow Life's response to Covid-19 here.
GoMA is located in the centre of Glasgow. It contains four galleries, a café, a shop and a library.
We are a world class art museum and a place for people to gather, to learn and to share ideas. We display, borrow and collect artworks from around the world.
You can view some of the GoMA collection records in our online collection navigator.
Visit GoMA's online shop.
The accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, and water bowls can be provided.
If you use British Sign Language, you can watch a British Sign Language introduction to GoMA.
There is wheelchair and pram access to all public areas using the lifts.
Please note: There is no level access into the venue.
- View the GoMA floor plan
For major exhibitions the main information panel is supplied in Braille and all labels in large print.
There are BSL and Descriptive tours offered for each exhibition and there is also a regular workshop programme for the Visually Impaired.
Photography and video recording
Photography permission must be agreed with gallery staff. It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure no copyright is infringed. The use of flash and tripods is prohibited.
At times, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.
Glasgow Museums are becoming more autism aware. In 2017, the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), St Mungo’s Museum, and the Riverside Museum signed up to help Glasgow City Centre become autism-friendly. Visit our Autism Aware Microsite to find out more.
The GoMA blog is an archive for information about our exhibitions and observations from the GoMA team.
GoMA Exhibition Programme
The Gallery of Modern Art has five exhibition spaces presenting a changing programme of temporary exhibitions.