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Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7887 8888
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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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Check out the Picasso, Matiss, Rothko 's around every level of the museum... Quite impressive. Excellent option for those who love modern art. Also, you can check out some films about the displayed art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great to have somewhere dedicated to modern art but it didn't really have much that was spectacular. It tended to group a huge amount of similar stuff together, crowding out the best ones. The building is poor as well (except that it looks great from the outside), with poor traffic flow leading to congestion and level 1 inexplicably left out... More

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Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The gallery is fantastic! We enjoyed a morning here while in London, there is so much to see and the gallery is very spacious, educational and inspiring. It's definitely worth visiting considering it's free!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had really looked forward to visiting the Tate modern only to be very disappointed when I did. Different areas having entry fees which is fine as long as the fees are reasonable, which if you don't live in London and can't visit regularly then the fees are ridiculous, the free displays where very sparse but amount the disappointing displays... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I was never really into modern art. But my visits to Tate Modern have always been fascinating and oddly inspiring. There is such a wide variety of exhibits that everyone will find something to their taste here. The building itself is iconic and it's an original and extraordinary conversion of a redundant power station. What's more, children don't seem to... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

One of those places I always wanted to visit after seeing reviews in the press and on the TV of some of the amazing art and installations that are here. Where ? If this is modern art then modern art is rubbish in my opinion.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

There is always something around the corner at the Tate Modern. It's huge so take your time. Peruse the paid exhibitions if they interest you or just enjoy 4 floors of variety. Don't forget the lower ground at the Turbine Hall. There is usually one major exhibition a year which is usually interactive but also go into the oil chamber... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited this as part of a large group. What a great place to get young kids interested in art! The building sits on the bank of the Thames- we walked down from Waterloo station in about 20 minutes. The gallery was really well laid out with 4 distinct areas and lots of space and seating so that you could... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Tate modern is a bit out of the way but they are fun ways to get to: on a boat that you can take in front of Tate Britain, taxi and cross the bridge or taxi all the way, easy and a must Always with marvelous exhibitions and a fantastic book shop, they are taxis to get back or you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

There are some interesting pieces from the modern masters The space is vast but it seems almost empty and bare (minimal) but i enjoyed it. None of the iconic works from the modern masters (on permanent display al least).

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