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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 1,153 Attractions in London
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Walking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: International modern and contemporary art.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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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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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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Interesting use of an hour. Nothing in the much vaunted Turbine Hall, other than a wooden and fabric 'thing' on the ceiling - looked like it was half-finished (perhaps it was/is?). Good bookshops. Interesting mixture of paintings, sculpture and 'installations' on show on the (many) other levels. Glad to visit, but wouldn't rush back. Sacrilege, I know...

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Free admission. Top artists. Enormous building. What other reasons do you need to visit one of the top art museums in Europe? This museum is currently undergoing a large expansion (no, it doesn't affect the current museum exhibits at all), so it will only be getting better in the near future. The Tate Museum is a fantastic way to spend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

For all who maybe thinking which art museum to visit in London from so many ones, I definitely suggest this one. One of the free entry museums it offers a wonderful space and shows how it could be used. The exhibitions are spectacular, I would suggest even for those who maybe not that in modern art. It has something to... More

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