Tate Modern

Tate Modern, London: Hours, Address, Tate Modern Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A visit to London isn't complete without a trip to Tate Modern. Tate Modern is Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the globe, and the world’s most visited contemporary art gallery. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames, the awe-inspiring Turbine Hall is the dramatic setting for new art commissions. The collection is free to visit and you can see great works of art from Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Henri Matisse, Cornelia Parker, Pablo Picasso, and Mark Rothko – to name a few.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
How to get there
  • Blackfriars • 7 min walk
  • Southwark • 7 min walk
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nick7p
Berkshire, UK553 contributions
Yes and No
Dec 2021
Yes, for a wonderful building on a stunning setting on the Thames opposite St Pauls Cathedral and a big yes for the jelly fish in the turbine hall...big No for the so called art and exhibits , just laughable , big shout for the blank white canvas !
Written December 3, 2021
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helloceleste
Brooklyn, NY397 contributions
Top-notch Modern Art Museum
Sep 2021
I absolutely love the Tate Modern. What a legacy of splendid curation of exhibits! There's always something on that will expand your view of art and the world. Make sure you set aside a few hours to browse all levels and all wings. Take your time, and soak it all in.

& the gift shop: Definitely a must-shop for art and culture lovers. Wonderfully curated, you'll find gifts for everyone on your list here. Some items are seasonal (like holiday decor) but this gift shop is fantastic year-round. Sad you missed a past exhibition? Ask if they have any stock! The representatives who work there are always helpful. Even the iconic Tate-branded selections are well done. First-class museum shop, and in my top 5 museum shops across the globe.
Written November 28, 2021
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danijelapope
Crete, Greece19 contributions
A great selection of modern art
Nov 2021 • Friends
Tate Modern has an amazing selection of modern art in different mediums. Great place to visit with family. Definitely recommend, especially to art enthusiasts.
Written November 15, 2021
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Emma A
Norwich, UK14 contributions
Tate modern has definitely recharged my creativity...
Nov 2021
We decided last minute to pop by Tate Modern. We needed to prebook tickets although this was easy (and free if you do not choose to donate). The environment wasn't too crowded and you could walk around the exhibition at your own pace. As many have said the Anicka Yi installation was outstanding and very mesmerising and thought provoking.
There were many other pieces that I found emotive (especially being near such infamous pieces of work). I didn't really realise but I have missed seeing "real life art" so much and I left enthused and creatively inspired...We spent 2-3 hrs looking at the exhibition however there was so much more to see that we would love to return. Sometimes you do not appreciate what is on your doorstep and London (including the Tate) has so much to offer. On a side note I really hope that more tickets become available for the Yayoi Kusama installation....that aside we will certainly return!
Written November 11, 2021
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK1,547 contributions
Go for the jellyfish
Nov 2021 • Couples
You do have to get a ticket to go in at the moment, but it is free. It was quiet on a Tuesday and we felt pretty safe, although would guess only half of people were wearing masks. Our favourite piece of art was the jellyfish in the turbine hall, if you go to the second floor there are sofas where you can sit and watch them for ages.
Plenty of loos. Unimpressed by the cafe, so left to go for lunch elsewhere.
Written November 9, 2021
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publicimageltd2
Bradford76 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021 • Couples
Absolutely amazing place. The sheer scale of the building is breathtaking.
The exhibitions on were amazing, extremely interesting.
Easily spend a day in there.
Highly recommended for a visit.
Written November 8, 2021
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Sofiestar
Stockholm, Sweden216 contributions
Odd “art” exhibitions
Nov 2021 • Family
Well, the absolutely best part of the museum was the exhibition in the entrance, octopuses floating in the air. Impressive! However, apart from Picasso and classical painting there were many strange and quirky “art” installations. Interesting....
Written November 7, 2021
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Webhaven W
Ganei Tikva, Israel18 contributions
A Stimulating and Inspiring Space to Explore
Oct 2021
Fabulous gallery offering something for everyone's taste in art. Beautifully laid out with spacious walls and galleries to view large works in their best light. Allow plenty of time to explore and schedule in time to browse in one of the shops. This is an experience to savour long in memory.
Written November 7, 2021
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Peter M
Glasgow, UK65 contributions
great place to visit
Aug 2021 • Solo
A great place to look at the old tvs & radios & other thing worth a visit and has great views, i will keep coming as its something to do and its free :)
Written November 2, 2021
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK1,792 contributions
Interesting - and amusing!
Oct 2021
We were interested to see the display of floating 'aerobes' in the turbine hall. they were certainly wroth 15 minutes - but beware, you need to book a timed ticket (free) and even when you get there it will take about ten minutes to get along the queue. Despite the intense pretentiousness of the artist saying these strange floating balloons and octopus like creatures represent artificial intelligence they were mesmerizing to watch. Worth 15 minutes. don't bother to read the labels!
Written October 30, 2021
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