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    The Tate Modern
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    Millenium bridge view
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    Atom bomb cloud sculpture
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    Tate Modern tower
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    Tate Modern cafe

The Tate Modern

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  • Address:

    Tate Modern Bankside
    London
    SE1 9TG

  • Venue phone:

    020 7887 8888

  • Venue website:

    www.tate.org.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-10pm (last adm 45 mins before closing)

  • Transport:

    Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars

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Fancy Meeting You Here

Comedy, Guided tours, Specialist tours

  • Critics' choice
  • Free

Dave Hill and Carl Arnheiter present unique tours of the British Museum and Tate Modern, with guest comedian guides helping to educate visitors along the way. Part museum tour, part cultural endeavour, part stand-up show. Guests for the British Museum...

Fancy Meeting You Here
  1. Fri Apr 25 – Sat Apr 26
  2. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
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Harry Callahan

Photography

  • Rating: 4/5

If you want to see the beauty of a boarded-up building or the austere grace of a windowframe, Harry Callahan’s your man. A master of multiple exposure (many of the photographs here are layered with ghost images), Callahan was also capable of disconcerting...

Harry Callahan
  1. Thu Apr 24 – Sat May 31
  2. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
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Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Art

  • Rating: 5/5

In later life Henri Matisse became a warrior in a wheelchair. Armed with long-bladed scissors and sheets of paper painted in dazzling hues by a team of doting assistants, in the late 1930s he waged war on old age and illness the only way he knew how –...

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
  1. Thu Apr 24 – Sun Sep 7
  2. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
  3. £18, £16 concs
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Richard Hamilton

Installation, Contemporary art

  • Rating: 5/5

He’s always been more than daddy pop, of course, but until this mighty 18-room retrospective came along, you may have struggled to grasp just how much more. Now, Hamilton’s ‘Richard the first’ tag is revealed in wave after cool wave of innovation. It’s...

Richard Hamilton
  1. Thu Apr 24 – Mon May 26
  2. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
  3. £tba
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Richard Tuttle: I Don't Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language

Installation, Sculpture

  • Free

Coinciding with the Whitechapel Gallery exhibition and the new publication, the Tate has commissioned the American artist to create his largest ever sculpture for the Turbine Hall. Constructed out of fabric, the 12-metre high work draws on the influence...

  1. Tue Oct 14 – Mon Apr 6 2015
  2. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
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Up Hill Down Hall – An Indoor Carnival

Things to do

  • Free

If you just can’t wait for Rio 2016 to get your carnival fix, and want to get into the swing of the Notting Hill celebrations early, then head to the Tate Modern for this unique contemporary art procession extravaganza. Up Hill Down Hall was conceived...

  1. Sat Aug 23
  2. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
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William Eggleston

Photography

  • Free

An installation of photographs by the Memphis-based artist, looking at daily life in the southern states of America.

  1. Thu Apr 24 – Sun May 11
  2. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
  3. free
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100 Years Later: Conflict, Time, Photographer

Photography

  • Free

As we look back over 100 years since the end of the First World War, the Tate examines the - often uneasy - relationship between photography and conflict.

100 Years Later: Conflict, Time, Photographer
  1. Wed Nov 19 – Mon Apr 6 2015
  2. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
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Janet Bennett

We loved visiting the Tate Modern, my daughter always loved art, so it was by chance we visited on a wet day, but what a memorable experience. So much to look at and admire, paintings, photography, this museum is one the best things to see in London, lovely shop, and lots for children to participate in.

Anna Goedeke

A must go for art lovers! And if you need to take a break from all the wonderful paintings, photography, and sculptures go to the cafe and enjoy the view over the Themse and the city!

Aleksandra

It is a really nice place, however I am not a big fan of a modern art plus I haven't seen new pieces in ages. Still it is worth going to see the view from terraces.

Malcolm

Tate's great, two simple words that sum up this place, My sister updates my membership each Christmas and it truly is the gift that keeps on giving. I always enter via the millennium bridge so I can see the new London (Shard) verses the old (St Pauls). The latest suprise was the new room dedicated to the American great photographer William Eggleston and as my friend Susie says Billys work reminds her of one of her all time favourite quotes from Camille Pissaro “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing”. Truly recommended. I'm devoted to the mans work and I'll say it again the Tate is great.

Ken

Lot of lovely art display. Like the café in the upper gallery. Get a good view of the rive Thames while enjoying a cup of tea. Brilliant

Steven Green

Worth it just for the architecture alone - the art, views and cafe are a bonus. Plus it's free to get in - what are you waiting for?

Hannah

The Tate is such a fun building and place, with its changing exhibitions there is always something new to see. It has such a wide range of interactive, weird and modern exhibitions and makes a great day out for a family or adults looking to see something new, interesting. It sparks a great talking point and I would highly recommend. It is also worth checking out what exhibitions they have so that you can time your visit with a particular interest.

Andreu Quintana

Really worth having a visit, and a revisit every now and then. Perfect for a reunion with a friend, talking about now and then in front of a Warhol painting, or just enjoying the greatest views of Sant Paul and The City from the bar on the top floor! If you have no clue about any vanguardism, there are fantastic mural paintings with a very visual quick explanation of the last 100 years. Do not miss it!

sam

its a great building, and has some of the most inspiring artists in the world. its the only place like it in the uk, not only does it offer already famous artist like dali and pollock but it also allows new artists to debut thier work among the greats giving the tate a very broad array of interest. If you like art its great.

Rich

Free, Free Free... yeah and free your mind. Don't take the Tate Modern too serious - JUST ENJOY! I know little about art, I don't have time to really care, but I do like life experiences. Catch a boat 'up' the Thames... head into the gallery and you have yourself an amazing and interesting day out... for pennies. Impressed?

AP

A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon on the Southbank

Mary Young

A must for any tourist intending visiting London, whether or not you are interested in Art!

Mark A. Harris

The Tate Modern is an incredibly awe inspiring place ... The works of Art are simply fantastic & I could spend many more enjoyable hours in its company ...

PS

Such a great use of the space and a good balance to the Tate Britain in its modernism.

Paul Simmons

Wonderful location with the potential to be a really outstanding venue - unfortunately under a massive handicap due to the current regime in terms of much of the exhibitions and temporary collection. Very much a case of the Emporer's New Clothes - hopefully this may change when the existing dictatorship shuffles on or is overthrown. Perhaps we need an 'Art Spring'..

Jeanette

Great place to get inspired! Tune off the city and fall back in love with the art!

Samuel

I am not very arty, I don´t understand modern art... but this is a great museum. Many interesting pieces of art, very spacious to walk in even when there are hundreds of people

Guillermo

Yes, it is a modern art museum, but I don't understand how the most of the pieces in it can be called master pieces. Maybe I am too classic.

Kate Rushton

A great place to spend a rainy day in London. It really does challenge your view of art. But, most importantly, it is free.

Beki Lacy

I came here for the first time with my friend who is an art student a few years back and went in with a closed mind as I wasn't sure what to expect. How wrong was I? Such an entertaining gallery (I'm not usually a fan) but it's exactly what it says in it's name, modern, I believe this helps it appeal to a younger audience and gets them more interested in the art. Another must see in London and another where you get free entry - so many amazing things to do for free!

Courtney

I have visited the Tate Mordern 3 times in the past year and walked past the outside countless times and it never fails to awe me. My last visit took me to see the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit, someone whom I studied at school which gave me yet another reason to love this building (after studying it at University). I highly recommend standing on the viewing platform and taking in the full expanse of the Turnbine Hall!

Alice Waller

Whether you think modern art is pretentious rubbish or eye-opening beauty, the Tate Modern still makes for a fun and interesting day out. Something in London that has to be tried at least once!

paul

what rubbish, fine art is art! i could knock over my office bin and display it in their gallery.

And rew McKelvie

Having been taken to this page, from the film section, I unwisely believed it would actually show the films showing at Tate ......

Betty Maxey Clark

A gallery I will visit when in London on my next visit to restore older buildings in Cities and have them for the public to see and use should be done more often Betty Maxey Clark 1/25/12

peter

One art critic described this place as "whatever it is, it's not an art gallery". I agree; it's like a soulless art theme park. Art needs intimacy to work