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Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Phone Number: 020 7887 8888
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
Activities: Dining, Walking
Description: International modern and contemporary art.
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Not a review of Tate Modern or the building, worth seeing for the collections, building and views, but the Marlene Dumas exhibition. Well curated using both themes and chronology... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend on Saturday who did want to see a few things...which we did...but I was more interested in going to go to the bar! It certainly is worth a visit. The view on a sunny Saturday afternoon was wonderful. Prices are reasonable, and they have their own blend of Tate gin!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Go for the art & the architecture. The entry hall is majestic & cavernous. Most of the exhibits are free to the public. See some small Picasso's, Dali's, a Bacon, etc. Nice mix of well-known modern artists, plus some recent work. Beautiful location and ITS FREE.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

On our recent trip to London we decided to visit the Tate modern, genuinely only liked about 6 art pieces. Frankly the majority of work there looks like a child has been let loose with paint and canvas.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Amazing space and collection. Staff are very unobtrusive. As its such a popular destination can get very busy in some of the galleries, recommend going as early as possible to beat the crowds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Not a review of Tate Modern or the building, worth seeing for the collections, building and views, but the Marlene Dumas exhibition. Well curated using both themes and chronology with quotes from the artist. Paints and draws from photographs and results are stimulating. I particularly liked the self portraits and the political pieces

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Went to the Sonia Delaunay exhibition and was very impressed by her work. Especially interesting were the textiles that she designed in the 1920's and 1930's. Apart from the fact that there were many items of the clothes and samples of the textile prints she designed, there were photographs and contemporary movie clips of people actually wearing them, which really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I usually enjoy modern art, but the Tate Modern was a bit blah. There weren't very many pieces of art along the eye, and honestly, none of them caught my eye. I wound up leaving the museum shortly after arrival.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Visited the Tate Modern today afternoon and found it a little out of my taste. Suggest only to genuine art lovers. If you are a tourist in London for a short time, I wouldn't suggest this place to you. The museum is huge, but got bored after an hour or so. Maybe just bcoz I still don't have that taste... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Took river ferry from Embankment to Tate Modern, also you can visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre at this stop if interested. Niece and I had a nice wander round amongst the modern art. Free but there are displays which you have to pay about £12.50 each to access and there are three separate ones at moment. However we were quite happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The whole journey of walking past St Paul's cathedral, across the millennium bridge towards a giant ex-Power station built during WWII, standing there on its own and walking into the downward sloping entrance to find incredibly high ceilings and so much empty space....and then a proportionately large work of art at the end of the hall, followed by a lift... More 

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