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Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7887 8888
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Ranked #249 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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Fox River Grove, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I need to state at the outset: I'm not a lover of modern art, so it is not surprising that the Tate Modern is not one of my favorite sights in London. With that caveat to the reader, I'd say positives are that there is no admission charge except for special exhibitions, so even someone like me who isn't crazy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What an exciting place - its worth going in just to experience the majesty of the Turbine Hall and the architecture of this former power station. The galleries on levels 2, 3 and 4 are vast and full of provocative paintings and installations. There are plenty of helpful staff around so you can make the most of your visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Came here for the first time after quite a few years. Not the easiest museum to get to. There was a Matisse exhibit on, which was our draw. It did not disappoint. The rest of the museum was filled with traditional modern art displays or installations. It's easy to find something that is referred to as art, but really only... More

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

For years we have had a print of one of Matisse's blue nude cut-outs on our wall, so I was very excited when I saw that there was to be an exhibition of all of this type of work at Tate Modern. It was very busy, so thank goodness for the timed tickets. The pieces were exhibited in chronological order,... More

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Carlisle, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I thought the building was fabulous - spacious, easy to find and with great facilities. Lovely and lively outside,with buskers and street performers. However, I couldn't help but feel that it was all a bit of a wasted opportunity - all those lovely huge wall spaces with very little displayed on them, and no large pieces in sight. I'm sure... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The building in itself is worth a visit as it is so unique. If you are in to modern art you'll love Tate modern. Perfect rainy day activity!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

As a Londoner, there is nothing better than having a mooch around Tate Modern. The paid for exhibitions (Matisse cut outs today) are often busy but worth the entrance fee - also audio guides are worth paying for as I always get much more out of the exhibition (if you have a smartphone and headphones these are often available in... More

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Verbier, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The TM’s current major exhibition (to 26 October) on the important Russian Modernist artist Kazimir Malevich is exceptional and worth crawling over hot coals to see. Malevich was born to Polish parents who had moved to (of all places today) Kiev in the Ukraine. He was a singular idiosyncratic artist who became one of the important pioneers of abstract art... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I love this place! Fantastic unique building and outstanding collection. Definitely one of the world's top modern art galleries. The special exhibitions are usually excellent too - Matisse Cutouts on now, and in the recent past Klee, Lichtenstein, etc. Great location right by the river opposite St Paul's. If you're a Londoner, like me, it's worth becoming a member. Exhibitions... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I don't mean any disrespect but this place and the pieces all just seemed very simple and silly. Most of the pieces made me laugh but maybe I just don't understand modern art.

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