Tate Modern
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Sunday
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Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world. Entry to the gallery is free – there’s no need to book. Booking a ticket is recommended for exhibitions but some tickets may be available at the door. Members enjoy unlimited free entry to exhibitions with no need to book. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms, however, still requires a free Members ticket, given the show’s special and intimate scale. Tate Modern has over a hundred years of art, from modernism in the early 1900s, to exciting works created today. This includes paintings, sculptures, and more made by artists all over the world such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Jenny Holzer. Experience Tate’s iconic Turbine Hall. In the Natalie Bell Building you can see how artists create new ideas. In the Blavatnik Building you can explore the underground Tanks, dedicated to performances, installations and video works.
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Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood'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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EdgarCosset
Brooklyn, NY1,599 contributions
Dec 2022
You enter down a long ramp into a huge industrial grade cavern opening into a soaring cluster of contemporary cloth hangings, soft stalactites for art lovers. I went specifically to see the Cezanne show (closing mid-March) and the main modern gallery. I spent two hours but could have happily spent the day to survey the whole museum. Literally drawn from worldwide collections, the assemblage showed me new ideas about the artist and his times…and I was an Art History major. (I’m glad I wasn’t visiting the Chicago Art Institute at the time only to see so many blank wall spaces!) The labels were precise and informative, and the installation sequence was intentional. (I usually skip the write-ups, but this time read them all!) Even better, the free handout reproduced much of the commentary. Moreover, if the Cezanne is any indicator, the Tate should be taken as a heavyweight venue backed by important scholarship, not just an entertaining cultural folly. A final compliment: access is seriously thought out. There are ramps, railings, benches, helpful attendants and a lift designed to open close to each gallery. Nice!
Written 28 January 2023
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backgammom
Redlands, CA68 contributions
Jan 2023
My husband and I both enjoy art so we appreciated the exhibits and had a conversation about the pieces we enjoyed and disliked. Perhaps this is what I like most about art - the discussions afterwards. My only critique would be that there should be more seating in the quiet areas (or that young people would offer their seats to older people).
Written 27 January 2023
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Joasi23
South Yorkshire, UK1,181 contributions
Jan 2023
Unfair to criticise as I had no expectations and went open minded to the mirror exhibition after managing to book tickets well in advance. It was underwhelming, but I think the reason for that was maybe because it is dependent on who you are sharing the experience with in the rooms. Small groups , there were 5 in ours go in together, and for many ( including myself ) it becomes a photo opportunity and you suddenly realise time is up and you have not fully appreciated the art.
The building itself was difficult to navigate , I wish I had researched the art better before my visit, and planned the floors I needed,
The use of space was impressive, with various nods to the buildings original purpose which I loved,
Written 24 January 2023
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Andy A
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
Part playground, part budget museum, perhaps ten artworks worth seeing. So hot in January I would have been comfortable in shorts and t-shirt. Great London location, what a waste of what could have been a great space displaying contemporary art!
Written 15 January 2023
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margob99
London, UK168 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I wanted to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms. I had to book nearly 6 months in advance, combine the ticket with an over-priced pretentious lunch (£37 ticket total) and spend most of my time in queues (both for the exhibition AND for a lunch table).

6 of us at a time were allowed to spend 90 seconds in the Infinity Room (which was spectacular) and 2 minutes in the Chandelier Infinity Room (distinctly underwhelming) - and that was it, the entirety of the Kusama exhibition.

I also went to see the (free) Australia exhibition, which turned out to have only 5 good paintings and a whole lot of very depressing photos of slaves committing suicide.

A Coke in the restaurant cost £7. They moved me from a small table hidden away to a table with a view only when I said I intended to write a poor review on Tripadvisor.

I had forgotten why I dislike the Tate Modern so much, but I remember now.
Written 15 January 2023
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Maggie B
3 contributions
Jan 2023
The Tate Modern is a wonderful gallery and a must visit when ever I’m in London. The building itself is beautiful and a perfect space to exhibit some of the worlds best modern art.
Written 15 January 2023
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922kudan
Windhoek, Namibia160 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
An awesome art gallery. So much to see here. Managed to spend over 3hrs circling the floors. A lot of art with a story behind it. Eye opening. This is great for mature couples and tourists.
Written 14 January 2023
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Robin Lane
Devizes, UK41 contributions
Jan 2023
Go to the Cezanne exhibition. It is sublime. The pictures are brilliantly displayed and are in the most logical sequence.
The commentary on the free audio guide is wonderful
Many congratulations to all who were involved in putting this on.
Written 10 January 2023
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Saraha H
London, UK5 contributions
Dec 2022
One of the best modern art museum in Eurpe.

Only down side they don't have nothing from Jean-Michel Basquiat :(
Written 9 January 2023
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Paradise690208
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Friends
Despite it being a legal requirement to allow guide dogs in. Tate security refused me and my dog entry. Until I refused to leave. But was repeatedly stopped everywhere we went. It was degrading. Discrimination. And illegal.
Written 3 January 2023
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