Tate Modern, London
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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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On our last day in London, we only had two hours to visit the Tate Modern before we needed to head off to the airport. It was not enough time. We only saw the free exhibits, some which were weird and ... read more »
They try hard. I started with Jerusalem artichoke soup which was superb if a trifle on the small portion side. My wife had a nice grilled fish which said on menu was to come with grilled tomatoes and ... read more »
Aside from amazing modern art, ever changing installations in the turbine hall, it's a great place to enjoy tea, scones and lovely view over London. Head to the 6th floor and sit in front of the bar o... read more »
If modern art is your thing, this is really the only place. The volume of important pieces under Tate's care, is unparalleled, coupled with the scale of the buildings themselves, and a rotation of unique events, I go back again and again. If more classical styles are your thing, have a bite to eat at least at the cafe overlooking the Thames then jump on the boat to Tate Britain.
Extraordinary gallery. Fantastic building with amazing exhibitions and events. Worth applying for membership. Very reasonably priced and gets you into the shows for free in all of their galleries. The members room in the Tate Modern is fantastic. A must
The most impressive collection of modern art I've ever seen for free. The switch house holds most of the large installation artwork and I recommend. Definitely think about breaking your journey there into two days or just wander until something catches your eye.
Must go!! To experience the space, nice gift shops, amazing architecture and interior, millennium bridge, cafe, and roof terrace for London skyline view and the River Thames. And of course the art. You have to pay to get in some galleries but there are always a few free exhibition. Even just sitting in the Turbine Hall with a few friends with a coffee with make your visit worthwhile.
Robin James Kerrison
My favourite place ever. It boasts permanent collections which never fail to lend some insight, some new sound in the din of life. On top of that, both the original and new buildings are architecturally stunning, lending to further the idyllic nature of this bankside oasis. Finally, both members' rooms are a perfect place to relax, and the public cafés and gift shops near the same satisfaction.
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