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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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  • If you are up for a challenge - visit the Tate Modern. The art is far from clear cut accessible and there in lies the challenge. The personal histories of the artists are very interesting. Most of the...  more »
  • Notice to contemporary art lovers and the curious, this museum is very interesting. A part of the Museum is free. All types of arts are represented and works facilities are of quality. Access to some showrooms are paid. A pleasant, spacious Museum. Allow time ahead as there are really many works and especially well to choose its time slot because otherwise you will just see tourists taking photos works! Good adventure!
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  • So few things are free but this is. Huge space with an amazing collection. Took kids of 3 & 6 not knowing how long they would find it interesting but stayed for a good hour. 6 yr old had learnt about ...  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.