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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Tate Modern reviews
Not been since the Spring but today the place was heaving with enthusiasts and a large number of stylish young Japanese. The Cezanne was very busy but well curated and explained.it continues for...
Not been since the Spring but today the place was heaving with enthusiasts and a large number of stylish young Japanese. The Cezanne was very busy but well curated and explained.it continues for... more »
The Tate has lost it’s soul. I used to love to visit and was a member for years. This last visit on a dismal November day will be my last for the foreseeable future. I had a ticket for The Kusama...
The Tate has lost it’s soul. I used to love to visit and was a member for years. This last visit on a dismal November day will be my last for the foreseeable future. I had a ticket for The Kusama... more »
My favourite London art gallery of modern and contemporary art from around the world, and it is free entrance (donations welcomed) with the exception of rotating special exhibitions. The gallery is in a converted power-station and hence really spacious and designed to really show off the impressive modern art collections. It is rarely too crowded that you can’t appreciate the art (so often abroad I find the galleries too busy). Highly recommend a couple of hours and come back another day and see some more. Always a lot of surrealist art on display (Dali, Magritte). Famous works by Mondrian, Pollock, Picasso, Matisse, Warhol. My favourites are Richter (whole section of his paintings see photos). Nearly always a good quality photography exhibition in the main free galleries to enjoy. Access is good for disabilities with lifts and plenty of wide-spaces. Plenty of sofas to sit down in the downstairs main entrance. Nice gift shop (see photos). Toilets plentiful. There is also a café but not eaten in there for a few years but always seems popular.
Tate Modern is indubitably a must see for every visitor of London. You can come back many times – the access is free of charge, although donations are welcome. This will allow you to find your own pace and itinerary through the labyrinth of exhibitions some of which will make you question your understanding of what art is. The place itself is an architectural masterpiece.
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