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Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7887 8888
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Ranked #191 of 851 Attractions in London
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Walking
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: International modern and contemporary art.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

An interesting experience that created more discussion than appreciation! Some wonderful pieces and some thought provoking ideas but some real nonsense too! We took our 9 year old son and had a good time although the building can feel overwhelming and cold to a child (his feedback). We had to choose, and justify, our favourite pieces and pieces which we... More

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Wells,somerset, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to have your senses blasted at all levels. You'll need that coffee on the top floor too. Try and get a seat by the window overlooking the Thames and Wren's St Paul's Cathedral. Seek out the latest exhibition and approach with an open mind. I never stop learning and have visited many times since it opened - and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Previously the Bankside Power Station - and what an impressive building. It still resembles a factory from the outside and the main art collection inside is situated on 4 floors taking up half the building. The views overlooking the Thames and over to St Pauls Cathedral are great. Personally, the art is interesting, but this is my personal opinion -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The space is amazing, and the range of art on display is enough to satisfy pretty much anybody. We spent a good 4 hours with the children here, which is quite something as they were not complaining that they were bored. Well worth a visit.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great collection of art as you would expect (!) but in a really good environment. Presented simply. Fantastic building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I've been wanting to see the Seagrams paintings by Rothko for years and they lived up to my expectations. There are some great Dalis and Picassos. I have no patience for artists who simply put a mirror on a wall and call it art (there is one in this collection), but a sculpture out of steel wool? Something that exhibits... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Walked along the South Bank to access the Tate Modern. What can you say. It's a great museum to gain a broad exposure to modern art. Grab the audio tour for four pounds and walk the galleries at your pace. If you stay to closing, the reentry to the outside world is a beautiful collage of city lights at rush... More

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Appledore, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

What a disappointment this place was. It is a huge building with no character that appears to exist by stroking the egos of so-called artists. I have seen better pictures painted by children and how on earth does a pile of rocks become a piece of art? Some of the photo exhibitions were just as bad and in some cases... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is an absolute must for an art lover. Housed in an old converted power station, it combines the flesh of the old with the spirit of the new. If you want to see the modern, unorthodox, yet beautiful art -- you must visit this gallery. On show is anything from Turner and Blake, through Strindberg and Matisse to Rothko... More

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Take at least 4 hours time to see and experiment everything that is offered at the Tate Modern. And then walk up to the 6th floor to enjoy the view! Ticketing and generally finding your way around is a bit tricky, but the exhibits, shops, views, and experimental labs are worth it. It was a fascinating experience and I hope... More

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