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Tate Britain, London

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See what's showing at Tate Britain, the oldest gallery in the famed Tate network. View the permanent collection of British art from 1500 to the present, including many works from 19th-century Romantic painter J.M.W. Turner. You'll also find temporary exhibitions across various artistic media and from different periods, so check the schedule before your visit. For an overview of the gallery, join one of the free daily tours starting in the late morning or sit in on a free 15-minute talk in the afternoon. You can also check current listings for free talks on specific themes. For refreshments, head to the Djanogly Cafe. For gift ideas, check out the Gallery Shop and the Gallery Store. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tate Britain by using our London road trip planner .
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  • I even didn't know this museum existed and I am so glad I found it out. The museum is free, there are some temp exhibitions you have to buy a ticket for, but the permanent collections are all free to ...  more »
  • The Tate Britain should not be missed on a visit to London. The masterpieces here are stunning. All too easy to spend an entire morning or an entire afternoon wandering through the galleries!  more »
  • If you are visiting London, always worth checking the exibition at the tate modern and tate Britain. Easy to reach with the underground and the best place in a rainy Sunday.  more »
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  • Another amazing exhibition at the Tate Britain! Impressionist in London was amazing. Firstly a fantastic history lesson, I don't think I have ever read the descriptions with such interest. Secondly, there are some amazing artists I didn't even remember and I studied impressionism in the south of France! After seeing the exhibition I took a wander upstairs and there was a live performance going on. How great is that???
  • I was really surprised by this gallery. It’s a bit of an odd location, and I was just passing by on a Sunday. I imagine parking could be a nightmare on other days. Really eclectic mix from 1500s all the way up to contemporary. Great reflection of British art. Also, a really great space. Lots to enjoy about the building itself. I really enjoyed the costumed actor as part of the central piece as well. The Art Now installation was a bit off-the-wall, but I’d definitely recommend.
  • It is amazing how the Tate galleries are free to enter, we are so lucky in the UK. It is a fabulous building and there is always a tour going on that you can join or "earwig" on. The Turner Collection is stunning, free to see and is a must for anyone with an interest in landscapes or art in general as you are allowed to get so close to the work. Currently the exhibition includes a set of unfinished canvasses rescued from his studio. Worth a look and as impressive as many finished pieces.
  • Fabulous place to visit. Beautiful and well maintained building with really well selected and presented artwork. Good facilities too, including a cafe, shop and restaurant. Completely free apart from the exhibitions (which are quite expensive with little discount for concessions). £5 donation suggested.
  • One of my all time favourite art galleries anywhere in the world. This imposing and sublime building houses some of this country's most important works by its greatest artists and it's still free. Their temporary exhibitions have been outstanding in recent years so I'd advise becoming a member if art feeds your soul as it does mine.
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