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Tate Britain

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Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
Phone Number: 020 7887 8888
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The home of British art from 1500 to the present day.

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We found this gallery a real contrast between the traditional and the ultra modern. A real good walk through art of all types, really gets the mind working.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bob S
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this gallery a real contrast between the traditional and the ultra modern. A real good walk through art of all types, really gets the mind working.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fantastic gallery. Not sure if this is overlooked with so many other galleries and museums to visit; it wasn't overly packed, so you were able to easily enjoy the art at your own pace. A large collection of Turner to enjoy. A decent mix of old and new, so something for everyone. The café was excellent too.

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is free and full of spectacular art- especially the Turners. The great thing about the museum is that the rooms are separated in time so you walk through art history which is a little bit of a side education and it helps you wrap your head around the art and styles. It was very enjoyable and I highly... More 

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Raunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed "Painting with Light". As members we gained free admission to this provoking and insightful exploration of the relationship between photography and painting. Seeing Rossetti's "Beata Beatrix" with its sad background information and then alongside it was Julia Cameron's photograph from the same period, very moving.Our visit had included a visit to the downstairs cafe. The best mixed fruit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice building but I'm not into art, if you are I am sure you'll love it. Architecture is lovely and I visited on a very warm day so the walk was pleasent

Thank Megan D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Tate Britain is worth visiting, just to see the wonderful paintings by JMW Turner. Turner's ability to make you almost "feel the waves" in his paintings of the sea is unsurpassed. I like the other sections of the TB as well. They are segregated by time, which I find very useful. Plan to spend at least half a day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favourite Tate Gallery. The permanent collection is a joy. The exhibitions always interesting. We enjoyed our visit with the exception of the Friends room cafe. They were having a bad day.....it'll be fine I'm sure and I will return.

Thank Charles J
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This gallery houses British Art e.g. Paul Nash, David Hockney. With permanent collections and rolling exhibitions it is a beautiful building with stunning interior architecture and design. If you are a fan of J M Turner, this is the place to visit with a whole wing dedicated to his paintings. Also a great cafe and restaurant in the basement. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This galaxy is my favorite in London . The collection of the contemporary and past masters are on display here something I look forward to . This gallery holds the annual exhibits of the well known painters regularly . Presently , the work of i Georgia o'keef is on display this time of of the year . Ideally located this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous building and very beautifully laid-out exhibitions. British art chronologically displayed. The Hockneys were a highlight for us. Various exhibitions coming in at all time. Friendly, helpful staff. Highly recommended.

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Time spent in Pimlico is a slower-paced affair than most other Central London neighborhoods. This largely residential area orderly arranged beside the Thames, is a treasure trove of quaint pubs, subtle architectural charms and local boutiques. Here, art lovers thrill at the chance to visit the world class Tate Britain gallery for its collection of British art from the 1500s to the present. For peace and quiet and some downtime spent along the Thames, Pimlico is highly recommended.
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