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Tate Modern

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Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Phone Number: 020 7887 8888
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Activities: Dining, Walking
Description: International modern and contemporary art.
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It is what it is !

Firstly the building itself is worth seeing. However what you get from seeing the art itself is an individual experience. Some of the exhibits leave you thinking that you could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Tate modern museum accommodates modern arts exhibitions, which may appeal to some. I wasn't impressed by it but it is located in a nice place on the Thames.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great exhibition giving due recognition to a tremendous artist. Herr output was incredible and ranged from the kind of early paintings used to promote the event- notably the Yellow Nude- to her (more prolific) abstract work.I was most impressed by the textiles and the incredible range of patterns, much of it cutting edge at the time. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Firstly the building itself is worth seeing. However what you get from seeing the art itself is an individual experience. Some of the exhibits leave you thinking that you could go home and do that, as there is no visible skill involved to create the 'art' and a the kooky story that accompanies it is made up, again I could... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I thought the building itself would be attractive inside. It wasn't. It could have been wonderful if it had an imaginative modern touch but it was as bleak as a prison. I love all styles of art but most of the pictures on display were poor examples of the era. The Installations were also pathetic posing as wonderful imaginative art... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is well worth becoming a friend of the Tate as it gives you free entrance to the special exhibitions and members' room. The gallery houses some phenomenal art, it is well displayed and it is a relatively peaceful environment considering the number of people who visit. The restaurant is excellent but you do need to book unless you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

As well as the superb permanent collection (which continually develops), there is always a new surprise every time I visit in the form of temporary exhibitions or events. Even the gift shop is fantastic.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Tate Modern is one of our favorite London museums, one we always visit. The Sonia Delaunay show now up is excellent, worth the admission. The Agnes Martin show that will open soon should be outstanding. Her work is very special, even the simple works of her later years. The rest of the museum is filled with very interesting work--especially the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I normally like modern art, but this museum was pretty boring. However, we only visited the rather small free section. We probably should have paid to visit the more interesting sections. Still, there were a few interesting pieces of art.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent but expensive Sonia Delaunay show. Lifts slow and overcrowded (my wife walks with difficulty). Third floor cafe closer to motorway service station ... all paper cups and mean expensive sandwiches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic collection of old masters. I went as part of my degree will have to go back soon so big need to make more than one visit. Fabulous place.

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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