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Tate Modern, London

3.9
#10 of 218 in Museums in London
Tate Modern is one of the world's vanguards of modern and contemporary art. Installations and exhibits here change periodically, so check to see what's on display before you visit. Past installations have included a giant tuba hanging from the ceiling and diatribes playing through speakers. You'll also encounter art that's more historical, yet still modern. The Poetry and Dream gallery contains Surrealist works, Structure and Dream presents abstract art, and Energy and Process focuses on Arte Povera--a radical modern art movement that took place in Italy from 1967-1972. To learn more about the galleries' highlights, take one of the daily free tours lasting about 45 minutes. Take a look at our London holiday planner to schedule your visit to Tate Modern and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • One of the most interesting museums in London, although not for everyone (kids would rather provide another attraction:)). I recommend to lovers of contemporary art and architects;) Used old power plant is really impressive! I go there regularly, you might want to.
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  • Tried to see Modigliani exhibition yesterday - on Monday. I got to Tate about 12.30 after queuing for about 30 min I finally got the ticket, only to find out that I could not enter until 3pm (as it sa...  more »
  • Tate Modern is an amazing, beautiful. Many exhibitions for everyone, suitable also for children, depends on what you are interested there are exhibitions surcharge others don't, the entrance to the building is free of charge. the inside is huge. There are spaces for children and adults, bathrooms dining etc. finally going up until 10th floor a breath-taking panorama.
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  • Can't rate this place high enough, I've seen some of the comments & ok cafe prices may be high/not best quality service...but it's an art gallery. It's a gallery where you can enjoy the most diverse & amazing art for hours for FREE! Of course there are a few more that you need to pay for but honestly you can have an awesome day out, take a packed lunch, pop outside find a cafe/have a coffee & pop back in again. Great new & though provoking pieces in the new part & obviously the turbine room - free. You do not have to spend anything apart from a donation for the map which if you're not going to any paid exhibitions, is well worth at least a fiver but they only ask £1. Always a favourite of mine. Well worth a visit. If you don't like the cafe, go somewhere else for you breaks. On a par with the national history museum but just a little higher & maybe not so much for the very young children. That do a great job, it's a great location which is improving all the time. 5 ☆'s + from me
  • A walk along the south side of the Thames is not complete without at least sticking your head in the always amazing and interesting Tate Modern. If you like what you see give a donation for a map and explore this gem. The new building attached also has a pretty brilliant free view of the London skyline, and neighbours swanky apartments which is bizarre.
  • The new piece in the main hall is great for kids, and a nice introduction to art other than painting. Some other fantastic pieces around the gallery too. Overall though there should be more to help parents introduce art to children - a hunt or something to get them into looking around. Great gift shops too!!
  • Went to see the "SOUL OF A NATION" Art in the age of Black Power. I really loved this event. Truly love the work of Barkley L Hendricks. This man truly knows how to celebrate the black female form. And believe me to paint and to admire the black women is not something that you see often. I don't understand why Andy Warhol was there. Yes that was a nice picture of Ali the boxer, but if you are going to include British works then surely you should use a Black British artist as well, as the work of Black British artists are never given a platform. Would strongly recommend that you go and see this exhibition. It's a lovely mix of styles with one story to tell.
  • My husband and I went to see the Soul of a Nation. Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition, recommended by our daughter. I'm African Caribbean, British born and he is Welsh. We both throughly enjoyed it, it was Educational, Inspirational and Emotional. Thank you Tate Museum for putting on this exhibition. The story of the African American fight for racial equality shown through the eyes of black artists and art history. Mrs C. Jones
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