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Tate Britain

Art Gallery and Museum
Millbank, London
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    "A good day out, combine with a boat trip to the Tate modern."(16 Tips)
    "The Late Turner exhibit should not be missed."(4 Tips)
    Prema L.
    "Do check out the Turner exhibit - it is breathtaking."(4 Tips)
    Miwa N.
    "The David Hockney exhibition as well as Queer British Art was great."(3 Tips)
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  • Aaron
    AaronDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Often overlooked for the higher profile Tate Modern -- which is sad, because this collection and its building is tremendous. 20th century British section is an ongoing education for me.
    Upvoted May 13
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SSeptember 15, 2014
    Try to view the pieces in chronological order. In the end there is a room with computers showing nice video guide about the museum. It really helps to understand what you just have seen. Free wifi
  • Yeliz A.
    Yeliz AticiDecember 22, 2014
    the building it self is amazing!tate britain is really great! turner hall is amazing! especially queen elizabeth 1's portrait is a must see!spend half a day at least!
  • Esalina S.
    Esalina SafridaMarch 7, 2016
    Love the art inside the museum,especially for moeslim artist there. And also dont forget to try mango and lemon cake, thats really good
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherOctober 18, 2015
    It's unfortunate that Tate Britain has a been overshadowed by its younger sibling Tate Modern, but if one is into British Art history, this is the place to be!
  • Foozee U.
    Foozee UridilJuly 22, 2015
    It was a great surprise that the Tate is free (£4 donation is requedted). only for single rooms in the basement ticket needed. a beautyful museum with diverse srtworks thrigh all centurys. :)
  • Joao M.
    Joao MoraesJune 14, 2013
    Impressive the way the museum is organized, chronologically, showing not only the evolution of British art but also of the country itself. Therefore it is really important to visit the rooms in order.
  • Maxim B.
    Try to view the pieces in chronological order. In the end there is a room with computers showing nice video guide about the museum. It really helps to understand what you just have seen. Free wifi
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    This Millbank gallery is home to both old and contemporary British art. Has a wide collection of works by J. M. W. Turner. Millbank SW1P 4RG. Open from 10am-6pm. Free (except for major exhibits).
  • Anna E.
    Anna EllegaardAugust 5, 2015
    The old great British artists, the YBA's, Tracey Emin's bed. It's a beautiful collection and a stunning museum combining old and new.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    Tate Modern gets all the attention, but the original Tate Gallery has a more inclusive brief. It opens until 10pm every Friday and Late at Tate Britain takes place on the first Friday of each month. Read more
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy Le VanSeptember 26, 2011
    Impressive English art + contemporary international art permanent collection, free "Late at Tate" events (1st Friday of each month, 6:00-10:00pm). Notice the bombing traces on the exterior walls
  • Akua O.
    Akua Obeng-FrimpongJanuary 10, 2015
    Great service for members. Nice cafe with comfy seating. Great place to grab a cuppa before seeing the exhibition. Also love the beautiful art deco spiral stair case.
  • Mark P.
    Mark PatczaiFebruary 25
    Been here 5+ times
    Brilliant temporary exhibitions (Hockney retrospective is/was outstanding) with beautiful pieces of art on constant display as well.
  • Isa S.
    Isa SierraMarch 14
    One of the greatest galleries in the world, without a doubt. The permanent collection is great. The temporary exhibitions get very crowded, and are sometimes hard to see.
  • Stefi D.
    Stefi DimitrovaNovember 7, 2014
    It is a nice place...a little bit crowded than Tate modern, which i prefer...but there are great expositions....u should try if you starving for British art.....
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonDecember 16, 2011
    Late Nights: Explore art after hours the first Friday of every month. With access to the exhibitions, performances, and talks there is no better way to visit the Tate without all the crowds.
  • Caroline W.
    Went to see the David Hockney exhibition it was an excellent display of work spanning several decades from the 60's to 2014. The composition of the exhibition was well thought through.
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonSeptember 12, 2015
    Not the Tate Modern! A rather overlooked museum which is a shame because well worth a visit. And a beautiful staircase!
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    Wonderful British art for last centuries. Shows culture and history of Great Britain in paintings and sculpture.
  • Darren D.
    Darren DegiorgioSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great as a lunchtime jaunt or a longer more relaxing visit. It's free unless you would like to make a donation. Always has the interesting to wild & whacky!
  • T K.
    T KOctober 23, 2015
    You can have a broad look at British and international art history. Turner Collection is excellent but Pre-Raphaelites, too! Don't forget to see "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose".
  • Miwa N.
    The David Hockney exhibition as well as Queer British Art was great. The rainbow flag at the top of the building was a nice touch, too.
  • Mats C.
    Amazing artworks and exhibits. The art from different decades - particularly the 80s-90s were blowing away my mind
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    Download a Tate Britain app on your device. It's free and available for iOS and Android. This is an audio guide which helps to learn more about the history of Britain in paintings and sculpture. Enjoy
  • Jillian P.
    Thank goodness for the rehang, they really opened up this space. So many works on view. The exhibition displays are always well done here too.
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DoyleMarch 14, 2015
    Worth a visit, even if you're not an arty person. Take the boat trip up to the Tate Modern afterwards for some mind boggling modern art.
  • Josie C.
    Josie CJanuary 11, 2015
    If you're not into modern art don't do the Turner Prize exhibition, my traditionally inclined friend really disliked it!
  • Ouicestmoi
    OuicestmoiMay 6, 2015
    Don't miss the astonishing Turner exhibit. Incredibly amazing! And what a pretty building!!
  • Ian M.
    Ian McKendrickAugust 17, 2013
    The Art Trolley gets rolled out every weekend with a range of activities for children aged 3-11 years - Something for everyone!!
  • Jack H.
    Jack HaynesJanuary 11, 2015
    After the renovations were complete just over a year ago, the Walk through British Art is outstanding. The new members room is a delight.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungFebruary 10, 2015
    Fabulous building and so much to see. Good restaurant downstairs for a lunch break. Never miss the Turner's whenever I'm here.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BullJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always liked Patrick Caulfield and the current exhibition is superb. He has a true painter's sense of perspective and colour.
  • Adeline L.
    Adeline LevescotJanuary 3, 2014
    There's a mobile audio guide/app in beta, covering a few salient works from each room. Bring your own headphones and use the gallery's free wifi.
  • Paulo R.
    Paulo RementeriaSeptember 2, 2016
    A good collection very organized and well displayed. In an amazing atmosphere.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful architecture and British Art to admire and see. The tours are really interesting too.
    Upvoted May 29
  • Karen Q.
    Karen QureshiJune 21, 2012
    Nice place for a picnic outside the the Tate Britain - Eating Falafels with hot chilli sauce and limonade!
  • Tracey N.
    Tracey NDecember 5, 2011
    Check out the photos by don mccullin- awesome!! Cafe food very over priced!! Did you know lettuce is classified as an entire salad there!!
  • Arthur
    ArthurJanuary 19, 2015
    If you go to london twice a year, register for the tate membership and benefit from bringing a plus one and unlimited access to all tate museum!
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WrobelJune 4, 2013
    Impressive! Great museum, free entry. I had definitely too little time and will come back for sure!
  • London L.
    London LondonMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free guided tours of the collections, they happen several times a day, everyday. An hour long, no booking required. Enjoyable!
  • National Maritime M.
    Turner sketched ‘The Battle of Trafalgar as seen from the mizzen starboard shrouds of the ‘Victory’’ on the returned ship. It includes the smoking sniper gun that shot Nelson. Find your maritime story Read more
  • Erica P.
    Erica P.December 26, 2012
    One of the most renowned museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. In its permanent collection see 'Marilyn' by Andy Warhol and 'The Kiss' by Auguste Roudin.
  • Pinar E.
    Pinar E.April 6
    HenryMoore sculptures are awesome! They are at the end of the route so most ppl miss them; dont!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MitchellMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have an iPhone download their app QuizTrail for free & it'll take you on a fun themed tour of the gallery & you can win prizes! Download FREE at
  • Lamine D.
    Lamine DiabyJuly 22, 2012
    The "Turner's Experiments" part is very interesting. You can even try to imitate him ;)
  • Morgans Hotel Group
    Morgans Hotel GroupApril 2, 2012
    Since 1897, Tate Britain has been the national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day, with works by, like, everyone: Turner, Blake, Constable Read more
  • Roy
    RoyNovember 10, 2014
    The Late Turner exhibit should not be missed. Worth going on weekdays as it gets quite slammed.
  • Craig V.
    Beautiful location and an incredible collection. Highly recommend this less popular Tate!
  • Morgans Hotel Group M.
    Since 1897, Tate Britain has been the national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day, with works by, like, everyone: Turner, Blake, Constable Read more
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BovanMay 15, 2013
    Lots of good British art - walk from here along the Thames - past Houses of Parliament, Big Ben - cross Westminster Bridge - go on up past the London Eye to the Festival Hall for lunch
  • Han F.
    Han FlynnJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Being a Tate member is great value. Entrance to shows is free for members, so even if you only see 2 or 3 a year it's already close to paying for itself. Tate Britain rehang is brilliant!
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliJuly 19, 2015
    Love the permanent exhibitions and the Turner Collection
    HISTORY UKJanuary 17, 2011
    Tate Britain is built on the site of the 19th century Millbank Prison. Between 1816 and 1868, this is where thousands of convicts began their journey to the penal colonies of Australia.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareJuly 31, 2013
    When Ethan Hunt's family are arrested on false drug charges in Mission: Impossible (1996), the news report shows them being harassed by the press on the steps of Tate Britain.
  • Joan V.
    Amazing exposition of Hockney. Take it easy! It is a big museum! Nice walk on the riverside afterwords.
  • Daria
    DariaAugust 27, 2016
    Like it more than Tate modern. But the exhibition about concept art is completely strange. As all concept art is actually😅
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroMarch 23, 2016
    National Gallery / National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain are solid (especially if you like impressionists).
  • Ieva A.
    Ieva AndrukaitytėOctober 10, 2014
    A beautiful collection of Britain's art. Don't miss the famous Ophelia painting by Sir John Everett Mill, 1851-2.
  • David S.
    David SmithSeptember 7, 2015
    A truly delightful collection of British Art with some excellent exhibitions on!
  • Natasha D.
    Natasha DaraJune 12, 2011
    Mike Nelson's The Coral Reef--really really cool!! (also, you can play this game. 10p. do it. don't fall into the mud)
  • Alessia C.
    Nice one, more traditional artworks than the Tate Modern but still nuce architecture.
  • Jirka D.
    Jirka DvořákAugust 26, 2016
    Great as Tate modern, take your time, it's huge.
  • Living G.
    Living GroupAugust 5, 2010
    Check out the lates at Tate Britain - first Friday of every month, half price entry, DJs and bar...Other museum lates listed on website below: Read more
  • Simon B.
    Simon BullJune 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fabulous collection, Stanley Spencer and Ben Nicholson in abundance. Would personally like to see more Bridget Riley's.
  • Ronan F.
    Ronan FarrellFebruary 17
    An amazing place .Plenty to see and plenty of room to view everything.
  • Justin
    JustinApril 11, 2015
    Beautiful gallery, great collection, nice variety of exhibitions
  • Jonty H.
    Jonty HillierApril 19, 2011
    Sozzled wanderings through gallery spaces during Turner Prize ceremony. Surreal. Don't stumble over to Vauxhall afterwards and get mugged like I did, hah!
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony Popeo2 weeks ago
    Great museum of British work. Go early for smaller crowds.
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielSeptember 30, 2015
    Great museum focused on British Art! Don't miss the Turner gallery!!!
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 28, 2016
    I love the way the museum is set up. Too many tourists on the weekends though.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BanfieldAugust 1, 2015
    Favourite gallery in all of London. A room for each decade. Hundreds of Turners; Henry Moore; Tracey Emin; Damien Hirst. Bus, boat or tube for travel.
  • J
    JMay 5
    Fabulous permanent exhibition and great exhibition on queer British art
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TDecember 9, 2013
    As of mid December 2013 - Millais' Ophelia is currently in Russia, then going onto Japan, returning to the Tate sometime in mid 2014.
  • John B.
    John BoothJuly 13, 2015
    Grand old building, good art. Check out what exhibitions are on.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsMay 16, 2015
    Amazing interiors and good for strolling around and viewing the galleries.
  • Martita P.
    Martita PinillaNovember 1, 2014
    Good place to see British art. Turners are amazing. Also the Blake's drawings
  • Dan C.
    Dan CalladineMay 8, 2011
    Anyone who likes Susan Hiller's piece Monument should go to Postman's Park (google it) to see the original monuments that inspired her
  • Henry T.
    Henry TapperFebruary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Spend time with Bacons studies at the foot of the cross
  • Simon B.
    Simon BullMay 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    After you've been here, take a short bus ride to Sloane Square to check out the Saatchi gallery.
  • John A.
    John AntosJanuary 28, 2015
    Wonderful 45 million pound reno and some classic artworks from the British national collection.
  • Cyndie D.
    Cyndie Da RochaDecember 30, 2016
    The architecture is stunning, the paintings less.
  • SULLY B.
    SULLY BONNELLYJanuary 27, 2014
    Everyone want to go to Tate Modern, but Tate Britain is great
  • hamad t.
    hamad tarekFebruary 28
    Been here 5+ times
    Always something to see old and new. Not to be missed !
  • B. Aaron T.
    fantastic hockney exhibit currently but an amazing collection of turner and blake normally...
  • Dave S.
    Dave ScurrahSeptember 2, 2014
    Everything in this building is worth looking at and thinking about. Then come back and look again.
  • Pascal W.
    Pascal WijlerDecember 1, 2015
    A must see when visiting London
  • Lino D.
    Wonderful museum, david hockney exhibition was very great.
  • Insa
    InsaAugust 23, 2010
    Free guided tours. I did the Turner one, during the week at 2 pm. Very good. Check out website for more tour-informations.
  • Prema L.
    Prema LucasApril 17, 2013
    Do check out the Turner exhibit - it is breathtaking.
  • B
    BJanuary 26
    Nice and quiet, offering quality time to admire arts.
  • Purple Frog
    Purple FrogJune 8, 2011
    Tate a Tate - take a boat along the Thames from Tate Britain to Tate Modern, leaving every 40 minutes or so from 10.17am onwards. Read more
  • Matt W.
    Matt WhiteNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your headphones and download the free audio guide using the free wifi
  • charlotte o.
    charlotte oakesMarch 19, 2015
    My second favourite gallery. Go see Ophelia and the Fairy Feller
  • Danny L.
    Danny LewisMarch 8, 2015
    A good day out, combine with a boat trip to the Tate modern.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BullJune 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Good Hockney's, Frank Auerbach ans Bacon's Triptych all must sees.
  • Pau
    PauAugust 19, 2016
    My favourite museum in the UK!
  • Charlie G.
    Charlie GordonDecember 30, 2010
    Go to the cafe in the basement and try the flourless chocolate cake - stunning.
  • Tim T.
    Tim TregenzaJuly 13, 2015
    Awesome art and atmosphere
  • Joe B.
    Joe BurkeAugust 16, 2014
    Phyllida Barlow's 'dock' is well worth exploring
  • Insa
    InsaAugust 23, 2010
    Das fensterlose Cafe hat den Charme einer Bahnhofskantine. Tipp: Es gibt eine Nische mit einem runden Tisch in der Mitte. Hier ist es ein wenig gemütlicher und Fotografien kann man auch ansehen.
  • Nikolay
    NikolayApril 28
    Отличная бесплатная экспозиция. Интересные выставки. Как ни странно понравилось больше чем в Тейт модерн.
  • Pablo S.
    Pablo SuárezAugust 20, 2014
    Museo pequeño pero lleno de piezas interesantes. De los mejores museos de Londres. Algunas obras son impresionantes.
  • Jean C.
    Jean CitéAugust 7, 2014
    Museo pequeño en comparación con otros de la ciudad, pero con grandes joyas como La Dama de Shalott
  • Selin
    SelinApril 24
    David hockney sergisini görmeniz gerek ...çok çok iyi ..erken gidip bilet almanız gerek yoksa giremezsiniz ..dont miss it go and see 👍👍👍
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 29, 2014
    Museu de arte moderna e contemporânea mostrando obras de artistas de vários lugares do mundo!
  • Uwe
    UweNovember 1, 2013
    Ist immer wieder einen Besuch wert....Eintritt ist gratis (nur für Sonderausstellungen fällt eine Gebühr an)
  • Nez N.
    Nez NezAugust 17, 2015
    resim sanatına düşkün olanlar için güzel bir galeri, giriş ücretsiz, önemli😉
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JalouzotMay 16, 2015
    Les musées sont gratuits, celui ci permet de suivre les artistes anglais de 1500 jusqu'à nos jours.
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