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Tate Britain, London

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#17 of 220 in Museums in London
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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  • Interesting museum in a great area of the city. I did find it a bit difficult to find the exhibits that I wanted to see  more »
  • Am I alone in finding the Tate here a little off the beaten track? We walked down from Sloane Square not really sure of the appropriate public transport. I was particularly interested in the Turner ex...  more »
  • Turner and Ophelia's speaking Japanese, or go to the information and soon taught its place. If you see the Turner has limited the number of exhibits should have many of Turner's collection to the National Gallery of in is recommended here. Across the River on the opposite bank appears MI6 and Vauxhall Bridge and along the River Thames. Very British spy films and the BBC's Sherlock in love is recommended.
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  • It's quite good. It has some good paintings on it. I noticed many landscapes and animals on the pictures. Also some sexy ladies with long hair and pale skin. Oh, and a cool room dedicated to a pal who used to make special effects for old adventure movies. Nice.
  • Wonderful museum. Come for the Turners plus. Good restaurant. Nice to dine outside in fine weather. "Tours for two" can be tailored to your interests with sufficient notice
  • Diverse artwork. Not all great in my book, but good to view a broad range. Turner frawings wonderful and love the Art in decades. Earl grey Tea is delicious in cafe. Though cafe area a bit tired. Still, it,s clean and functional.
  • I mostly just visited the Rachel Whiteread exhibit; and let me just say -- the ceiling in that room was unlike anything I had seen before! The square lights were suspended in square tunnels on the ceiling; a rather ingenious metaphor for the struggles in life indeed. It made me feel empty, not in a depressing way, in a way that cleansed my eternal being! Like anything negative in my life was disinfected from my heart! I would definitely recommend to anyone going through any hardships in life.
  • Love the Tate Britain. Easy to travel to by bus. Mixture of art through the ages and very good exhibitions - well worth you becoming a friend/ member for free access to paying exhibitions!

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