Tate Modern

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

10:00 AM - 6:00 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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Kai
Hawkinge, UK12 contributions
Good experience
Apr 2021 • Friends
Astounding place to visit in London
Numerous rooms with a variety of art pieces ranging from high ceiling touching sculptures to the paintings belonging to dozens of artists
Many pieces to catch the eye - definitely would recommend visiting
Written July 18, 2021
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John N
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
Emperor's new cloths
Jul 2021 • Couples
Replace with something innovative, exciting, thought provoking and intelligent. Just so so bland, boring and predictable. I love art, i love modern art but this venue was truly terrible in every aspect, booking website shamelessly trying to grasp every pound out of you, building itself had all the warmth of your local morgue and art if you could call it that presented coldly, with grey lighting cold in every aspect. Staff asleep in corners under there masks presented a more exciting art worthy depiction of COVID times. Some artist will soon pick up and reflect this i hope. Please please get a new director that can turn this artistic dirge around.

Emperors new cloths.....
Written July 13, 2021
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Alisha
London, UK2 contributions
Wow
Mar 2021 • Friends
👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 the best art space where I was👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼would totally recommend that place for visit. And will visit it in future!!!!!!!!
Written July 12, 2021
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20mck02
Aberdeenshire, UK11 contributions
great apart from the hotdog
Jun 2021 • Family
had no problems, enjoyed a lot of the art, the australian exhibitions and focuses on cultural heritage/ancestry in exhibitions was really nice. Some of the pop art felt a bit ridiculous and not worth viewing (see nuclear war hotdog pictured) some of the other art spaces didn’t feel fully utilised either but really good regardless especially during covid restrictions
Written July 6, 2021
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Jordan C
Sevenoaks, UK2 contributions
The Tate Modern
Jul 2020
The tate modern is set out and has been built to stand out from other London landmarks. It is surrounded by major landmarks, so has to be impressive and eye-catching. It appeals to toursits, due to it being well-known and easy to get to. The tate modern is made up of three buildings, and one of them is 10 floors high - and is like a flag pole to alert passers by. The writing on the side of the building makes it a little more appealing to tourists - as there may be art from where they are from. The entire building is designed to entise people to visit the tate and view inspiring artists' work.

When I went to the Tate Modern, I was slightly lost because the entrance foyer is stripped back and hardly has anything in it. This is possibly to make then mind wonder what else is in store. The Tate Modern opened in the year 2000, making it 20 years old and though only the first year, it managed to attract 5.25 million people to speculate the array of both sculptures and paintings. The building layout is very strange due to unpredictablility of where things are, making it a new experience every time. There are changing paid exhibitions, which are optional to go to. Even without visiting them, the trip made me feel inspired. With a variety of artists and styles, no-ones tastes could be missed.
Written June 27, 2021
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M.M
1 contribution
Tate Modern, London
Jun 2021
Visiting Tate modern was a very interesting and enjoyable experience and there are many different sections and exhibitions to go to. There will be something for everyone to enjoy and there is lots to learn about the different artists and their pieces. I would recommend others to go here.
Written June 23, 2021
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malcsaville
Stroud, UK995 contributions
Space is Wonderful
Jun 2021
Some of the art is so 'deep' that it leaves you wondering 'what' or 'why', but the building itself is well worth visiting for its style and presence. It is a 'must do' when on the South Bank, and a good option for a rainy day activity
Written June 22, 2021
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Cristina S
Toledo, Spain6 contributions
The best!!
Jun 2021 • Friends
fantastic! you have to know it. it is a wonder. I really enjoyed myself and the facilities are great. I recommend it 100%.
Written June 15, 2021
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Wild Dog Safaris, East Africa LLC
Nairobi, Kenya54 contributions
What? Only 2 Salvador Dali?
Oct 2020
Seriously! We went to the National Gallery first, which used to have a very nice Salvador Dali section. They didn’t have any and sent us over to Tate Modern. Where did they all go? Not happy.
Written April 30, 2021
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David-Kevin B
Washington DC, DC280 contributions
London's Tate Modern Museum...
May 2020
One of the greatest modern art museums in the world, The Tate should be on your must-see list.

Located in the Bankside area south of the Thames, the museum occupies what was once the Bankside Power Station.  It's now iconic chimney can be seen from nearly everywhere in the city. When you enter, your first impression will be, "wow," as the soaring turbine hall forms the entrance and what a statement it makes.

The museum features contemporary art from local artists and those abroad.  The building is divided into two main wings, East and West, each of which features smaller galleries.  Because of the museum's size, seeing it in one day is an exercise in futility.  To fully appreciate it, spend one day in the East wing; then return another day for the West.  Admission is free for the permanent exhibitions but tickets need to be purchased for temporary shows.

#london #tatemodern
Written March 16, 2021
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