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Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 7887 8888
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Ranked #250 of 1,137 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This gallery is on the opposite bank to St Paul's Cathedral and can be reached from there by crossing the Millenium (foot) Bridge. It's a former power station which has some very large rooms that can accommodate large works. Let's face it - the clue's in the name. It's modern art, and many people (myself included) just won't get some... More

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Viareggio, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

If you go to the top floor there is a wonderful view of the river and St. Paul's Cathedral is right in front of you. However I wanted to advise you to never never try an espresso coffee...... it is undrinkable to say the least, mine was disgusting, just a sip gave a taste of something burnt. When I told... More

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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The Tate Modern is a fabulous building and the exhibitions are always worth viewing. This visit we especially enjoyed the Malevich Exhibition. The installation in the Turbine Hall was disappointing. As a wheelchair user my companion especially enjoys the care and attention that the Tate demonstrates to disabled visitors. The car parking through to the cafe, restaurant and galleries is... More

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Halmstad, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

When we visited there was an exhibition of Malevich which is one of my favorite artist of all time which, of course, affect my grading. Overall there was a few interesting pieces of art in the collection, but it felt as though they could've used the building and space in better ways.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to visit the Tate Modern for some time but didn't have a huge amount of time for my visit. The escalators are a bit confusing, they miss a floor! Plenty of art for all tastes although I have to wonder about some of the "art" ..... I was a bit surprised at the building itself a bit... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Awesome art. We really enjoyed the curatorial choices, starting with the first level, surrealists, actually floor 2, Picasso, Kandinski, Salvador Dali, starting with smaller canvases, moving up to the next floor with Rothko, with huge pieces, and ending on the next floor with smaller pieces again, Picasso, Bracques, and photographs by Maplethorpe. Amazing collection, but very busy on Saturday afternoon.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Thought it was a typical modern museum, but the interior space surprised me. Like the modern design and the interactive drawing board for visitors to doodle. The cafe on the top of the building is quiet and nice with a huge window facing the river. Great view while you enjoy a cup of coffee. The cafe on the ground floor... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Well, just remember it is the Tate MODERN Gallery and you will be fine. A lot of Picasso pieces are here, and that is wonderful, along with quite a few other modern masters. However, there are also some head scratchers. I came home wanting to make some of my own art. I think I can do equally well.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Tate Modern is a great museum by all standards, it's got a world class selection of art on view to the public for free. I saw many pieces I've never seen before even in text books. I've studied at history my whole life and I'm always pleased when I see new stuff. It's nice to see stuff I know... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Just been on one of the free tours. Really informative. I'm not big into art but found useful. Decent collection of modern art. Coffee & water prudes reasonable for London.

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TATE_org, Information Assistant at Tate Modern, responded to this review

Dear uklarka Thank you for taking the time to record your kind comments. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Tate Modern and that you particularly enjoyed one of our free tours of the collection displays. Tate strives to create a welcoming, enjoyable, informative and thought provoking visit and experience for all its visitors. Many visitors... More

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