Tate Modern

53 Bankside, Southwark, Greater London, SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
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  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
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This wing explores the development of abstract art since the early 20th century, encompassing cubism, geometric abstraction and minimalism.


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    The Bankside Power Station was built as a ‘cathedral of power’ in 1963, but closed in 1981. It reopened as one of Europe’s finest modern art galleries in 2000. The Turbine Hall is 35m high.

    HISTORY UK · February 14, 2011

    showcasing a wide spectrum of artistic excellence Read more

    DAZED AND CONFUSED · November 4, 2009
  • Louis Vuitton

    The Tate boat, decorated by coloured spots inspired by Damien Hirst, travels every 40 minutes from Tate Modern - the world's most visited art gallery in its renovated power station - to Tate Britain.

    Louis Vuitton · December 16, 2011
  • Jeremy L.

    It's great architecture, the amazing permanent collection, the installations in the impressive turbine hall and the major exhibitions

    Jeremy Le Van · September 26, 2011
  • Time Out London

    Tate Modern does weekend after-hours gallery-going extremely well, opening till 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Read more

    Time Out London · March 27, 2012
  • CatchAChoo

    Late nights on Friday would be a nice way to wind down the week. And it's free entry.

    CatchAChoo · April 27, 2010
  • Agnieszka

    Go to see permanent exhibitions they are fantastic.

    Agnieszka · November 28, 2009
  • Candid Magazine

    What was the Bankside Power Station now takes advantage of the Turbine Hall for large installations. Be sure to check their website before visiting for new exhibitions.

    Candid Magazine · August 15, 2011
  • Joris P.

    Visit tate modern! Read more

    Joris Pol · March 30, 2010
  • Caroline

    go see the view from the bar at the top

    Caroline · May 5, 2010
  • Keith T.

    A wonderfully British take on Modern Art - don't pay for the exhibits that cost - most of the floors and the excellent Turbine Hall are free to visit

    Keith Tomlinson · April 11, 2010
  • Louis Vuitton

    The Infinity Room is a must see when visiting Yayoi Kusama's highly anticipated retrospective of her art work at Tate Modern (from 9th February – 5th June 2012)

    Louis Vuitton · February 10, 2012
  • Richard G.

    Housed in a former Power Station beside the Thames, Britain's national museum of modern art displays everything from Picasso to Warhol. Entry is free but special exhibitions will require tickets. Read more

    Richard Gregory · June 30, 2010
  • STA Travel U.S.

    TRAVEL FACT: Enjoy free admission to a broad range of art collections and genres mapped out in a contemporary building.

    STA Travel U.S. · June 20, 2011
  • New York Habitat

    The most visited modern art gallery in the world, Tate Modern features a vast collection of art and exhibitions of all shapes and sizes. Go to the bar at the top for a great view of London.

    New York Habitat · October 12, 2011
  • Contiki Holidays

    Try and swindle your way into the members bar on level 6 for a drink and take in an awesome view of London.

    Contiki Holidays · August 18, 2011
  • Phil K.

    Make sure to check out the surrealism exhibit.

    Phil Kates · March 12, 2010
  • London Symphony Orchestra

    It's difficult to remember how this old converted power station used to be before the Tate moved in in 2000, so successful has it been! One of the best view of the river, and some fab modern art too.

    London Symphony Orchestra · September 16, 2011
  • Robert B.

    Get of at St Paul's walk down across the floppy bridge across the Thames above all the cruise ships and march on down to this art gallery. Read more

    Robert Bridge · March 16, 2010
  • Otel.com

    You can enter Tate Modern for free except for major exhibitions or events. Tote Modern open from 10:00am until 6:00pm on week days.

    Otel.com · April 2, 2013
  • mylifeisgorgeous

    The Herzog & de Meuron recycled building always has exciting temporary exhibitions. It is also a good idea to visit the other Tate museums. Tuesdays closed. +44(0)2078878888www.tate.org.uk/modern/. Read more

    mylifeisgorgeous · October 22, 2011
  • Business Traveller

    One of four Tate galleries in the UK, Tate Modern has one of the finest collections of modern art in the world and has been showcasing ground-breaking exhibitions since its opening in 2000. Read more

    Business Traveller · August 24, 2010
  • Jack T  👑

    Could spend days in here!! Fantastic art and beautiful setting opposite the Millenium Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral

    Jack T 👑 · August 7, 2014
  • ToryBurch

    The incredible collection of contemporary art at the Tate Modern is always inspiring.

    ToryBurch · October 12, 2011
  • AnyTrip

    We like the Soviet propaganda posters in room 11. Sip a cocktail in the bar overlooking the view of the Thames and St Pauls Cathedral.

    AnyTrip · May 13, 2011
  • Sean A.

    Try and go on a Friday or Saturday when Tate doesn't close till 10pm. You won't feel rushed when trying to cover every exhibit in the massive building. Great views of the Thames as well!

    Sean Alvarado · April 16, 2010
  • STA Travel U.S.

    The rotating exhibitions are great, but make sure you have time to explore the permanent collection. Look for Gunther Uecker's "White Field", one of our favorites.

    STA Travel U.S. · February 17, 2012
  • Shaun @ TheTableCafe

    Lie down in the Turbine Hall and look up... then jump up and head for another icon, The Table Cafe, just behind The Tate on Southwark Street.

    Shaun @ TheTableCafe · August 3, 2011
  • Lady C

    Get the Thames Clipper from Tate to Tate - amazing views of both galleries from the River!

    Lady C · August 7, 2010
  • Ashley B.

    if you prefer it quiet, go first thing, 10am - plenty of free art to enjoy

    Ashley Bovan · May 13, 2013
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    The collection is world-renowned, and the space is fittingly cool. After, consider the Tate Boat that runs every 40 min during gallery opening hours between Tate Britain & Tate Modern (Adult: GBP 5). Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · October 27, 2011
  • Louise H.

    Incredible buildings for a museum. A bit crowded considering it's free, which makes a visit a bit stressful and it's hard to go in depth with the works

    Louise H · July 23, 2011
  • ConciergeQ

    What is your favorite indoor activity in London? The Capital Hotel: "I enjoy the Tate Modern-the empowering feeling you get when you enter through the turbine hall and the views over the Thames." Read more

    ConciergeQ · February 1, 2011
  • IG M.

    Members bar. 6th floor. Wine. gin. Food. View of thames and St Pauls. Best view in London...

    IG Morrison · August 28, 2010
  • Ibs A.

    A must!

    Ibs Ansari · August 8, 2010
  • Marie G.


    Marie Goupry · June 16, 2010
  • Ketevan K.

    Roy Lichtenstein,

    Ketevan Kiguradze · April 18, 2013
  • Harkable

    You are one of the 4.7million art-lovers who visit the Tate galleries each year.

    Harkable · February 24, 2012
  • Thorleif W.

    Free Wifi at level 7

    Thorleif Wiik · May 16, 2011
  • Andrew M.

    Check out works by Wassily Kandinsky. Read more

    Andrew Mowbray · March 13, 2010
  • Mike

    Definitely recommend becoming a member. Brilliant way to finish a visit to Borough market and a walk along the Thames

    Mike · February 8, 2010
  • David F F.

    not that impressed with big black box, could have been darker or maybe one of those sound dead rooms.

    David F Flanders · October 18, 2009
  • Chris 

    An old factory used as a modern art gallery right by the river. Can't get any better than that!

    Chris  · January 26
  • Merve A.

    Amazing modern art! Must go roof top cafe/restaurant amazing view!

    Merve Altıntaş · December 22, 2014
  • Felipe G.

    Huge hall way when u enter and there are lots of gallery and a cafe

    Felipe Galati · March 15, 2014
  • Jean P.

    Some pieces are world-renowned in the cool power plant-turn-to-gallery building. Tate Modern is newest one. Consider visiting other 3 older Tate museums also!

    Jean P · January 30, 2014
  • Boris Y.

    Электростанция переделанная в музей. В залах галереи есть произведения Кандинского, Малевича и Шагала. Тэйт Модерн размещает живописные полотна не в хронологическом порядке, а группирует их по темам.

    Boris Y.🇷🇺 · August 23, 2013
  • Sergey V.

    Норошая галерея. Есть что посмотреть. Есть картины P.Picasso.

    Sergey Volkov · April 24, 2013
  • Mara Di Loreto A.

    El café Mocha es el mejor que probé. Mejor que Starbucks y a solo 2,10£

  • Freddy A.

    Primera planta bien, muchas chavalas. La segunda, regular. Pero es que en la tercera, ni una eh?

    Freddy Alberti · April 13, 2013

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