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Tate Modern

Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
Phone Number: 020 7887 8888
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$72*
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Ranked #171 of 924 Attractions in London
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Walking
Fee: No
Owner description: International modern and contemporary art.
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: International modern and contemporary art.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I could never be considered an art enthusiast but there was something for everyone there. The communist propaganda exhibit was amazing!

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am not a huge fan of modern art, but with a morning to pass before a meeting and the Tate being the one major museum in London I'd never seen, I went for a visit. The first thing I found remarkable was the space itself. The scale of the main hall is staggering but beyond that, I liked the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

What used to be a power station has been converted to a very impressive building to house these wonderful collections of modern art. The building is so big with tall ceilings so even though it was very crowded when we came in the summer, it didn’t feel too bad. There is something interesting for everyone here so it’s worth a... More 

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Grenoble, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is exactly the kind of museum I usually love, but I left feeling kind of underwhelmed. There wasn't anything that got me super excited. There were tons of school children there which made it pretty noisy.

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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We like to visit an art gallery whenever we go to London, and this time we chose to go to the Tate Modern. This is a well laid out, spacious gallery with lots of visitors on the day we went.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend a time in London. There is something for everyone's taste and multiple floors of wonderful art. Dont leave yourself too little time though as there is so much to see. The facility is clean with well appointed gift shops, eateries and cloakrooms. Jump off the train at Blackfriars and it is a 5 min... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Too abstract for me. Great location on the south bank of the Thames but I found it disappointing. Too difficult to get much out of it without a guide.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very well curated and enjoyable on many different levels. I do not have a vast knowledge of modern Art but I was with my husband who does and it was very enjoyable going to the exhibits because they were curated it an excellent way that is also easy to understand. The museum is in the process of adding a gigantic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great visit to the Tate Modern. Didn't have expectations but was very pleased with the museum's permanent collections which includes a lot of Picasso's, some Dali's and more and more.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The collection is wide-ranging and interesting, and the views across the Thames to St Paul's from the top-floor café are quite extraordinary.

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