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Tate Modern

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Address: 53 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

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Large museum with interesting exhibits

Only two floors are free here but there's lots to see on these floors. The exhibits change and are as expected in this modern museum. It was easy to walk around and enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our limited time did not let us see all that this museum has to offer, but we enjoyed what we were able to see. Happily there is not admission fee so I highly recommend the Tate if you have any interest in modern art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tate modern was already the jewel in the crown of london's museums and the best modern art museum I've ever visited (and I've been to the biggies in Europe and N America) - but it's just got even better and a LOT bigger. The range of modern and contemporary art now on show is astonishing - and the quality and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A bright welcoming gallery on the South bank. Entry is free and there are interesting exhibits for everyone. Even our teenager found it interesting! Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only two floors are free here but there's lots to see on these floors. The exhibits change and are as expected in this modern museum. It was easy to walk around and enjoy the paintings and sculptures up close. The audio guide is wonderful too and free with our London Pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like art at all, you can't miss this. Gorgeous environs and groundbreaking new exhibits, with stunning views of London from every window.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have seen many exhibits here & there is really no need to wait for that something special. If you're passing & have the time, just pop in. The building itself is a work of art on its own, the shops are a good hour's look around & The Tate Collection speaks for itself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am glad there was no entrance fee. I am not a fan of modern art, making the argument that if the attendant walked away from the cloakroom people would start snapping pictures of it because of it's significance to them ; ) Joking aside with the kind of art on display I am frequently having to read the descriptions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always an uplifting experience to visit the Tate Modern. You can spend a day there or breeze in and out to see a specific exhibit. Museum stores are wonderful - full of interesting products and excellent for gifts in a wide price range. Nice coffee shops. Not so east to get to but worth it upon arrival.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had some free time in London (unexpectedly) and hadn't visited the Tate Modern for a few years. I always enjoy a look round. For a suggested donation of £4, it's good value for money and a fun way to spend a few hours soaking up the various collections. You can also purchase tickets to the non-free exhibits, which I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for something to see in London that really doesn't break the bank, then go to the Tate Modern. The exhibits are very well presented and easy to see. The entire building provides easy access to all floors by lifts and the signs guiding you from one area to another are clear and easy to understand. The... More 

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