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Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7887 8888
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Ranked #250 of 1,120 Attractions in London
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Dining, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Tate Modern is one of the most intriguing and interesting museums in the world.  It is a must see, both for its setting (along the Thames... more »
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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you are into modern art then you have to come here, you will see very interesting pieces of art, including Dali and Picasso among others. Remember this is a free entrance museum and you can get a map for 1 pound in any floor. There is a lot to see, so take a break and have a coffee in... More

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Frankfurt
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Highly interesting exhibitions, friendly guidance. The building of the museum (former powerstation) is a highlight itself.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Tate Modern is a great place for a cuppa on the seventh floor on a clear day to watch the river Thames and the surrounding London skyline. Admittedly its not the only reason to go as the Tate has a good collection of pop art as well as temporary exhibitions. Previous exhibits where the giant spider , the giant crack... More

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san diego
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Let me be clear: the museum itself is a wonderful structure with fine exhibit space. But the art is atrocious. I couldn't stand the vast majority of the work. The exception was the stuff in their small permanent collection, which include some fine art by Dali, Miro, and others. If I were you, I'd skip this museum altogether, and spend... More

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West Hollywood, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Well organized, easy to view displays. We had an enjoyable afternoon. Cafe was informal and good. There is a balcony to overlook the city. Nothing to dislike.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

You either get modern art or you don't, but even if you fall into the "a three year old could do that" group, its still entertaining. You can laugh (quietly be polite) at the serious art buffs or nod in agreement with the philistines, either way fun. Some pieces are very clever and well done but others just seem that... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There is something here for everyone and can't beat the price- free! Special exhibits have an entrance fee, but I wasn't interested in seeing Malevich. Wish I'd been here for the Matisse Cutouts, sigh! Very much enjoyed the cubist collection - not such a fan of most of the sculpture/installation pieces. The building itself has a very nice observation deck... More

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San Francisco
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Huge space with well laid out, interesting exhibits. Nice café and museum gift shop. Can easily spend a half day here.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Tate is such an iconic building that it's a must see when visiting London. The building is beautiful and nothing can prepare you for the wow factor of the Turbine Hall when you first enter, sadly the art installation was still being installed so we couldn't see it. The restaurant/bar on the top floor I s well worth a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This place is rather nice, but nothing so much special. It has fine collection of modern art, but not a must to visit.

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