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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

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Beautiful gallery in an old power station

Tate Modern is located in the Bankside of Southwark Borough, and formerly was the Bankside Power Station; after refurbishment and modernization, it’s now the national gallery of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Udine, Italy

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Open your mind and visit this fabulous FREE gallery. Lots of different artists to see exhibitions. Facilities are very good and wheelchair accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is an amazing Gallery however I was personally a little disappointed because I wanted to see a Francis Bacon and I assumed that the Main Modern Art Gallery in London would have a Francis Bacon room ( I should have checked it out first, my fault). If you are a modern Art Lover than it is a must see.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love art museums. I am not always a huge fan of modern art, but I had high hopes for this one. I'll start by saying - they are doing a major renovation so I'm hoping the majority of their collection is on tour or in storage. What was on display was very disappointing and it was presented in such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is something very glamorous about the vast space, let alone the amazing holdings, which range from Matisse to Matthew Barney. Very nice to see all this, I visited beginning of this month!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The space, the art work, the exhibitions, the information and the book shop.... oh I loved the book shop. This is heaven for contemporary art lovers. So many famous works. I would definitely go back if I had the chance!

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Okay, I'm not a modern art expert but have visited several modern art galleries in various countries. Most of the exhibits in this gallery did absolutely nothing for me, and I found the descriptions of what the art was trying to convey to be pretentious. Or else someone was having a laugh. Honestly, almost fell asleep while walking through the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Set in the impressive converted Bankside power station the rest is a great let down 2 floors have the permanent displays and 2 more have temporary displays that are accessed with ticket only. The permanent displays are free. Whilst there are one or two well known works by Picasso and Dali the rest is I am afraid tat and one... More 

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Udine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tate Modern is located in the Bankside of Southwark Borough, and formerly was the Bankside Power Station; after refurbishment and modernization, it’s now the national gallery of international modern and contemporary art. The building is very huge and seven floors tall; once entering through the main entrance, visitors are usually remaining very impressed by the Turbine Hall, housing in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a real must for modern art lovers. great collections and temporary shows. free entrance to the museum. the temporary shows are not free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Funky and stark concrete building provides a backdrop for a tremendous collection of modern art exhibits. A definite, must see on your London museum tours. Plan to spend a while as the hall has several floors and long hallway exhibits. Nice collection!

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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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