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Tate Modern

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Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7887 8888
10:00 am - 10:00 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

International modern and contemporary art.

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This is a beautiful museum both in design and content. It's very different.For instance on first arriving we came in on the ground level and when inside noticed that people on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking through the cavernous vault of the Turbine hall, reminiscent of scenes from the classic film Metropolis, I was seduced all over again by the stark magnificence of the space. With the eerie music, and sporadic light displays, this is a wonderful way of introducing visitors to Tate Modern's splendours. And splendours they certainly are. I'd come to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulous free museum! Beautiful and interesting art. Make sure to drop into the restaurant for lunch & maybe even a glass of wine while you take in the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the highlights of the trip. The space is incredible. We enjoyed the exhibit on the main floor as well as going up to the viewing area to see the city at night. Worth a visit if you love modern art!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful museum both in design and content. It's very different.For instance on first arriving we came in on the ground level and when inside noticed that people on the lower level were all lying down and looking up?At first we didn't know what to make of it.But then the lights lowered and a screen came down and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Tate Modern was one of my favorite museums in London. The space itself is incredible. We went to see The Radical Eye: Modernist photography from Sir Elton John's collection exhibit. WOW!! It was a truly spectacular exhibit with some amazing photographs. Sir easton John has amassed an incredible collection of photography that includes portraits of artists, writers and musicians... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have visited Tate Modern many times but came again because of new extension. The lift service is unbelievable, we were fit enough to give up and use the stairs but people with pushchairs or mobility issues were stuck with crowded, confusing, long waits. The areas opened up underground are great spaces but the art on them very forgettable. There was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free entry makes this a great place to visit. We went and saw the new extension and the views across London were spectacular. The quality and range of art is incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tate Modern remains one of my favourite museums and with the new annex is even more spectacular now. Thanks to its escalator and comfortable sofas it is very accessible and open to people who would not otherwise set foot into an art museum. I also like the fact that there is plenty to see and do for free (the "permanent"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are so many galleries, spaces and installations that you must be able to find something you like. From wandering through the halls, to laying on the floor in the turbine hall immersing yourself in the latest installation, or recovering over a cup of coffee or browsing the many shops. I really enjoy Kandinsky, so called in advance and found... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So we spent a few days in Londin visiting various art galleries. The walk over the bridge to the Tate was lovely. Once inside there was a moving installation that had you had to lie on the floor and stare at the ceiling to see which was great and my young daughter enjoyed it, as did all the other families... More 

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