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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Walking
Description: International modern and contemporary art.
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Love it or hate it, this is the place to come to experience all that modern art has to offer. It is an experience not to be missed!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Templepatrick, United Kingdom

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fabulous large galleries with a precisely curated collection. From Braques early cubism to a room full of Rothkos, if you love Modern Art, this museum is for you. Don't forget to take a break at the top floor restaurant with a fantastic view of the Thames.

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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Love it or hate it, this is the place to come to experience all that modern art has to offer. It is an experience not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

You will need so many hours to finish all the floors. It is very big and has an amazing shop, you can find art books, designer jewelery and stationary. You can get the feeling ,you wish you had some paper and pencil to free draw the artworks. It is always fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Tate Modern as a family on a Saturday. As you would expect it was busy, but the sheer volume of the space does mean that you can find somewhere quiet. Entry is free, although a donation of £4 is suggested. My highlight was the Bloomberg Connect screening room and particularly the film about the restoration of one... More 

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Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite places in London. Make sure you enter from the East entrance (round the side) to get maximum impact for the scale of the place. (HUGE). Also make sure you go up to all floors. The regular exhibitions are free and the features are not expensive but, for a cheap day out, it is AWESOME

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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

As many of the museums in London are free, it is possible to pop in and visit just a portion of a museum that interests you without feeling like you have sacrificed an entire day of waiting in line and paying a crazy admission fee. My family was not that interested in seeing lots of modern and concept art, but... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you are a crazy modern art lover this is a must in London! Also check out the Tate Modern Restaurant amazing VIEW of London!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to most of the other London museums and was expecting great modern art. The reception is a huge vacant space. The galleries are also quite empty and some art was very basic. Yes a couple of worthy pieces but all in all disappointing. I think if you have time pop for a coffee on the 5th floor,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a great exhibition with so many different works of art on display. The staff were all very lovely and helpful. The only slightly disappointing thing was that there wasn't always a lot of explanation to the exhibits. Nevertheless I'll be back again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Have been here several times with school parties and have had to wax lyrical to my students about the art collections and what they represent. This time I took my daughter and had a look around at a more leisurely pace. The building is very impressive. Very open and you don't feel restricted. It is free - and so it... More 

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