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Tate Modern, London

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#10 of 231 in Museums in London
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. Take a look at our London holiday planner to schedule your visit to Tate Modern and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • One of the most interesting museums in London, although not for everyone (kids would rather provide another attraction:)). I recommend to lovers of contemporary art and architects;) Used old power plant is really impressive! I go there regularly, you might want to.
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  • Tried to see Modigliani exhibition yesterday - on Monday. I got to Tate about 12.30 after queuing for about 30 min I finally got the ticket, only to find out that I could not enter until 3pm (as it sa...  more »
  • Tate Modern is an amazing, beautiful. Many exhibitions for everyone, suitable also for children, depends on what you are interested there are exhibitions surcharge others don't, the entrance to the building is free of charge. the inside is huge. There are spaces for children and adults, bathrooms dining etc. finally going up until 10th floor a breath-taking panorama.
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  • Always in love with Tate filled with so much inspiring Art and architecturally stunning. The blend of the old and new site is beautiful. Family fun and a tourist must. Simply enter walk and take it all in. Digital Art room now linked to the cafe is a great touch for parents who can grab a bite whilst the children create on the digital screens. Toilets on each level with great working lifts and escalators. Security are so friendly also. The shop filled with some great works from international artist retail
  • I visited Tate Modern on a Sunday during my summer in London. I expected a busy day there, but actually the place was enjoyable in terms of the crowds. There are a lot of different collections so if you are into art, you probably know that already and would like to spend a full day (or maybe even more) there. If you are a visitor that wants to see a great art museum, I would recommend allow like 2-3 hours for that. The entrance to the museum is free, but there are some exhibitions that require paying a ticket so I suggest checking that in advance if you are interested in a particular one. By the time I went, there was a Picasso exhibition for which I received a free ticket (from work) but it was spectacular and I would recommend paying a ticket to see it!
  • Tate Modern is a unique art experience. The permanent exhibits are fantastic and free (though one should leave a donation). Temporary exhibits require a paid ticket, although when I visited they were in the process of setting up a new temporary exhibit. After going through the museum I had a new appreciation for modern art. I was already familiar with the more well-known names but there is so much more to the period than I realized. After going through several floors we went for coffee and pastries at the cafe overlooking the river for a nice relaxing break, then returned to the remaining exhibits.
  • Wonderful place to spend a day. Open space inside and out. Plenty of activities outside to keep the children occupied. Nice breeze by the river. Good coffee in the canteen inside. Toilets could do with regular clean on busy days. The swings on the outside are best to chill out after walking around looking at the art works.
  • A great range of things to do and see. The cafe and views from top floor are well worth it. Note lifts are busy so if you can it is best to walk the stairs and get the exercise and save them for those that really need it. Although free note some of the floors you do need to pay to get into see the art. We could have stayed all day playing with the orange carpet wall on Level 4.
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