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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. For Tate Britain and beyond, use our London trip builder to get the most from your London vacation.
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  • Our first intention when visiting the Tate B was to immerse in Turner's magnificent skies. We found so much more in this refreshing and engaging museum. This is not a stuffy, mind-dulling destination....  more »
  • I actually had to go read a couple of the "average" reviews just to see what people had to criticize about the Tate Britain. Comparing it to anything else is nearly unfair -- the TB is exactly what it...  more »
  • I have enjoyed Tate Modern for many years but had not appreciated that Tate Britain also contained so much contemporary works. The five hundred year journey was excellent and the variety of pieces imp...  more »
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  • Architecturally one of my favourite London's museum's, the best in central London. Staircases and hidden rooms housing a wonderful contemporary art collection. Not crazy busy with tourists, and this is a plus. So I can always enjoy their remarkable paid exhibitions without bumping into everyone around. A public garden behind, benches around the building and the Thames just in front makes the all experience. Love visiting every time.
  • Great special exhibitions and members' room. Permanent collections of British art. The best place to see Turners.
  • The Tate Britain is home to some classic pieces of art. They usually have 3 or 4 interesting exhibitions going on each month. A good idea to book online if you want to see a particular one. Otherwise, you're free to walk in wonder around and take in the history and the culture!
  • Beautifully presented art in a beautiful venue, definitely worth a look when in London. Staff very friendly and helpful. However I know I'm not the only one that found the maps/guides difficult to understand when trying to get to the upper floors (William Blake etc).
  • Arty! Great place to eavesdrop on different peoples take on the exhibitions. (I don't have a clue). The Turner prize exhibit is amusing, interesting what constitutes as art. Personally I need subtitles for this sort of thing.