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Tate Modern, London

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Tate Modern is one of the world's vanguards of modern and contemporary art. Installations and exhibits here change periodically, so check to see what's on display before you visit. Past installations have included a giant tuba hanging from the ceiling and diatribes playing through speakers. You'll also encounter art that's more historical, yet still modern. The Poetry and Dream gallery contains Surrealist works, Structure and Dream presents abstract art, and Energy and Process focuses on Arte Povera--a radical modern art movement that took place in Italy from 1967-1972. To learn more about the galleries' highlights, take one of the daily free tours lasting about 45 minutes. Plan your visit to Tate Modern and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London trip generator.
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  • I expected London to have a better collection of modern works. There were a few gems spread out around the museum, but not enough to warrant a visit. The exhibit showing a very political movie further...  more »
  • A good museum, though not one that really lives up the hype. The choice of setting is impressive, but the museum seems to get more credit for that than what is inside at times, with some exhibits that...  more »
  • Awesome place. I was surprised by the presence of Monet and David Alfaro Siqueiros. I liked Miro's work.  more »
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  • One of the most amazing museums I've ever seen. Not only do they have incredible works by famous artists, they also have a selection of astonishing works by artists of never heard of! And the curatorship is unbelievable. Every piece has a short and accessible text beside it that describes and gives a little bit of context to the work. Furthermore, each exhibition I visited had a small room dedicated to artistic discussions surrounding the themes of the exposition, with remarks from the participating artists. This makes the expositions more inclusive, and empowers visitors to participate in the discussion the exhibit proposes. Simply marvelous.
  • What better use for a disused coal-fired power station which used to pump pollution into the London atmosphere? One of the greatest collections of modern art on the planet and the changing installations in the enormous turbine hall are often controversial and always thought-provoking. The new Switch House extension provides even more gallery space and is an architectural work of art in its own right. Most of the exhibits are free to view. I would allow a full day to do the gallery justice.
  • Don't plan to do the whole thing during your visit. Instead chose a few exhibits (most are free) and browse the works of renowned artists. The museum houses a few different gift shops, so if you haven't found something you liked at the first shop, look onward to the next one.
  • Interesting exhibitions. Easy access. Close to all public transport. Child and school friendly. Can spend the whole day exploring and learning about modern art, artists and their works. A great art space repository for Londoners and international travellers alike to explore. .
  • Awesome modern art museum. The building itself, including the new part, is great and both the free and paid exhibitions are usually great. Definitely worth a visit. Be sure to go on the 10th floor of the new part if you want to enjoy a nice view of central London.