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Tate Britain, London

4.5
#14 of 255 in Museums in London
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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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  • We came to see the Huw Locke installation The Procession after watching the fascinating introduction by the artist on the Tate website. Not remotely disappointing - even more impressive than... 
    We came to see the Huw Locke installation The Procession after watching the fascinating introduction by the artist on the Tate website. Not remotely disappointing - even more impressive than...  more »
  • Hew Locke's work is extraordinary -not to be missed. If you're headed to the Natural History, Science and Albert and Victoria museums, they are all connected by tunnel one can access from the South... 
    Hew Locke's work is extraordinary -not to be missed. If you're headed to the Natural History, Science and Albert and Victoria museums, they are all connected by tunnel one can access from the South...  more »
  • This museum is great. I think that it’s underrated for the fact that it’s free. The cafe is amazing as well, and the museum is close to the Pimlico station. 
    This museum is great. I think that it’s underrated for the fact that it’s free. The cafe is amazing as well, and the museum is close to the Pimlico station.  more »
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  • Great museum with top notch art. Admission is free, but special exhibitions require a paid ticket. There's good accessibility, with ramps and elevators. There's a bag/coat storage. The Hew Locke exhibition in 2022 was stunning and poignant. It's easy to get to the Tate Britain via bus or tube.
  • Amazing collections of British art. The Turner’s Rooms would be enough to make a museum. At the time of my visit, Rothko murals are exhibited near Turner - the light is too low to fully appreciate them though - clearly it’s for conservation, but I wish another solution was possible. Also on at the time of my visit, the Procession by Hew Locke (Tate commission). Impressive and thoughtful.
  • Very nice and clean. Staff are okay I guess. The pieces are nice also. Very good place to take photos for content creators as long as they’re respectful of the art. Not a huge fan of British art museums but the rooms containing mythical creature artworks caught my attention and was a different touch than the traditional.
  • Very well organized museum! Quality artworks, especially the works by Turner! I’m so happy to be able to see so many Turner’s works from different period! The personal in the museum are professional and helpful! It’s free to visit all the collections! No reservation is needed!
  • I love this building!! This building is beautiful! I love the architecture, specially the ceilings. Love the shapes created of the doorways, corridors and staircases. Being a photographer I managed to capture some great,creative shots. I would happily go here all day and just take photos of the building inside and out.

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