Tate Modern


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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
    SE1 9TG

  • Venue phone:

    020 7887 8888

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  • Opening hours:

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

  • Transport:

    Tube: Southwark/Blackfriars

  • Price:

    Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions

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What's on at Tate Modern



Conflict, Time, Photography


  • Rating: 5/5

Conflict has an immeasurable impact on civilisations, landscapes, countries, cities, towns, loved ones and our memories. So a photographic exhibition about war might not strike you as an engagingly rewarding blockbuster show. But this enlightening and...

Conflict, Time, Photography
  1. Wed Jan 28 – Tue Apr 14
  2. Tate Modern
  3. £13.10, £11.30 concs
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Lawrence Weiner


  • Free

Lawrence Weiner's use of language as his primary medium has marked him out as one of the leading figures of conceptual art. This cycle of works from 1988 consists of 10 statements, each suggesting a physical action or invoking the manipulation of an object...

  1. Wed Jan 28 – Sat Jan 31
  2. Tate Modern
  3. free
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Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden


Enter a Marlene Dumas exhibition and you never know who you might meet. Among the subjects of the South Africa-born, Amsterdam-based painter’s work over the past few years are Jesus, Princess Diana, Phil Spector, Amy Winehouse and Osama bin Laden. Dumas...

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden
  1. Thu Feb 5 – Sun May 10
  2. Tate Modern
  3. £14.50, £12.70 concs
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Nam June Paik

Mixed media

A display featuring rarely-seen work on paper, and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career, and acquired by Tate through the artist's family's generosity.

  1. Wed Jan 28 – Thu Dec 31
  2. Tate Modern
  3. free
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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...

Richard Tuttle: I Don't Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language
  1. Wed Jan 28 – Mon Apr 6
  2. Tate Modern
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Sigmar Polke: Alibis


  • Rating: 5/5

Sigmar Polke’s name isn’t (yet) up there with the giants of twentieth-century art. Maybe that’s because at every stage of his career he mocked, derided and rebelled against every art movement, historical legacy and consumerist ideal he encountered. Stuck...

Sigmar Polke: Alibis
  1. Wed Jan 28 – Sun Feb 8
  2. Tate Modern
  3. £12.50-£14.50 (Gift Aid)
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H Story


  • Fri Feb 13:

    • 19:00

La France

Romantic drama.

  • Fri Feb 6:

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Victoria A

I love this gallery. There is always so much to see. The modern sculpture display are most magnificent. When you get tired, go to the cafe on the top floor and enjoy a cup of coffee and the view of the River Thames. Brilliant View.

kim r

One of my favourite places in London- getting there is a treat, either across the Millennium bridge with its stunning views down the river and back to St Pauls, or along the Thames past The Globe or the great eateries. Once there at the Tate Modern, there is always at least one top class exhibition to see- currently Matisse or Richard Hamilton (I preferred the latter). The room are well curated with a mixture of styles and the guided talks are well worth the investment, Book shop is great and the café gives you the opportunity to sit in the fresh air and look across at the Thames & St Pauls

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!


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.


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.


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?


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!


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.


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?


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 ...


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'..


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


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


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!


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!


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


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