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Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7887 8888
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Ranked #251 of 1,100 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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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I have been wanting to see this exhibit all Summer. What a disappointment. The exhibit was so crowded it was hard to even view any of the work without pushing through crowds of people. It was hot as hell too. I'm sure the art was great - but frankly a waste of £36 to be crushed in a series of... More

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Santa Monica, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Definitely did not compare with other major international art museums. Collections and art displayed were not captivating or striking. Bigger name pieces were few, far between and minor works, Lesser name pieces were just that-- mostly not very attractuve oir interesting . Definitely not our "museum cup of tea".

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were taken to this exhibition by our daughter who is a member so our view may be slightly different from the normal ticket paying visitor. The exhibition was well staged and to us very interesting and inspiring to see the creative expressions of a great artist in his declining years, unable to paint but with help could work on... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

An outstanding exhibition sympathetically and expertly curated. Most of us will have seen some of the cut- outs before but nothing on this scale .d How did Matisse in poor health find the mental energy and drive to conjure up from his memory magnificent shapes , cut them out in vibrant colours and arrange them to produce the most fantastic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I went to see the Matisse Cut-Outs (that one you need to pay). It was a great experience. The art begins outside the building, at the boardwalk, with musicians and other king of street artists. The museum have a great gift shop.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Always been out off visiting Tate Modern because the art @rses who go on about installation art etc. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Yes there is way too much "emperors new clothes art" that people with too much money buy "art" from "artists" with too little talent but there are also some great pieces from talented people.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

What a great place. Every time there are interesting exhibition and finally, having the membership, enjoying everything they propose after the ritual coffee at the member bar area.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I visit Tate Modern each time when I am in London. Sometimes you might not immediately like what is exhibited in the great hall, but take time and ... The exhibitions in the smaller rooms are usually top, including the selection of impressionist art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fantastic exhibition in a really great building - so many famous works and the audio guide really brought it alive - the staff were really helpful too.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went to see Henri Matisse Cut Outs' exhibition at the Tate Modern last Sunday with a friend of mine and we were both completely mesmerised by it. I had no idea that in the last years of his life he dedicated his life to expressing himself through the Cut Outs. Unfortunately our visit was "cut" quite short by the closing... More

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