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Tate Modern, London

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#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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  • Good stuff going on around here. Definitely a good place to pop by if you have nothing else to do. I'm no art aficionado, but there are things there that make me think twice. Extra bonus if you or your partner works for a company that's a corporate sponsor. That means free, unfettered entry to the more exclusive stuff.
  • Tate Modern is a cool exhibit/art gallery that is completely free to visit! They run off donations so if you wish to contribute you can but there is no expectation to pay when you come in. What I love most about this place is the view from the viewing room up top. My pictures aren't great but you can get really nice views of the city and if you manage to get a clear day it's really nice.... Be careful though - they close the viewing area at 5:30 so get there at least before 5 or you might not be able to go up.
  • Absolutely exquisite. Very good standard exhibition that is completely free! Multiple other exhibition of artists from all over the world are happening all the time, but those are extra paid and usually need to be booked in advance (totally worth it). The building itself is stunning with it's monumental turbine hall. Monthly TATE lates (also free) are fantastic events to listen to talks and see some exhibitions in a relaxed atmosphere with a drink in the hand. Definitely a must for all art and architecture enthusiasts!
  • This is tricky for me to review. I don’t like every piece of modern art, or more precisely, I’m really picky about it. So most of the pieces on this gallery I don’t like. This doesn’t mean that this gallery is bad, on the contrary, I think that, if you like this kind of art, it’s amazing. The building is great, there are cafes, a big store and some different interesting exhibitions. There are several temporary free exhibitions that changes from time to time, as well. The general entry is free. The location is amazing, just on the Thames river side.
  • If you get a chance to see the Picasso 1932 exhibition at the formidable Tate modern, then please do. Fantastic doesn't come close. Art and desire and evocative and gratifying all at once. And more. However, may one suggest that you choose when to visit wisely. It's extremely popular. Especially with babies and toddlers, surprisingly...!
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