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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. Our London holiday planner makes visiting Tate Modern and other London attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The downside- we hade to stand in line for a long time All the rest was great! Always fun to see new art, and the sticker room of Kusama was amazing! 
    The downside- we hade to stand in line for a long time All the rest was great! Always fun to see new art, and the sticker room of Kusama was amazing!  more »
  • at first glance its a plain boring looking building looking like son strange industrial complex but once in side ..wow ... the art is not just from well known artists but from ammeters , up to....  more
    at first glance its a plain boring looking building looking like son strange industrial complex but once in side ..wow ... the art is not just from well known artists but from ammeters , up to....  more »
  • There are points on the ground floor to do contactless donations but it is free. Really appreciate the free cloakroom as we had a small but heavy suitcase and holdall. Staff were really friendly and....  more
    There are points on the ground floor to do contactless donations but it is free. Really appreciate the free cloakroom as we had a small but heavy suitcase and holdall. Staff were really friendly and....  more »
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  • lovely place! the artworks are genuinely amazing and awe-inspiring. entry is free and if you book before hand, there is barely any wait. it is simply picturesque. it is near to London bridge station, so the journey is easy. just outside it is a river, a park and beautiful bridges and buildings. there are also many food places nearby so it is perfect for a day out
  • Just amazing. My 7 year old loved it, and we spent 3h there. That evening she started drawing pictures with a cubist influence! They had really thought about children and the free sketchbook was well used. The cafe was well priced, and the whole experience was brilliant. Well done Tate!
  • Great selection available as part of the free exhibitions, and a clear and simple booking process (part of easing the foot-flow during the pandemic). Hugely appreciative of what we have access to in this country at no cost! Only thing to note is that if you have the earliest entry time booked, as we did (10am), there is very little waiting space under cover and out of the rain, and the coffee shop doesn't open till the same time as the museum.
  • A great series of spaces, and some very great pieces of art there. There just wasn't enough time to absorb even one side of the galleries in a day, so some planning of your stay is necessary. With a cafe, and a very lovely restaurant /bar upstairs, one doesn't have to leave - until kicking out time...
  • The Tate Modern was such a cool museum. The mix of sculpture and paintings made it really interesting to see. I was a bit confused by the layout between the two buildings, but there is just so much in the museum you could spend days here. The gift shops were also nice and they had some cheap poster options!

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