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Tate Modern Art gallery in London

Plan your tour to Tate Modern Art gallery

Category
Museums & Galleries
Address
Bankside
London
London
SE1 9TG
Opening times
Sunday - Thursday: 10.00–18.00
Friday and Saturday: 10.00–22.00
Last admission into exhibitions 17.15 (Friday and Saturday 21.15)
Ticket prices
Entry is free except for major exhibitions
Website
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Tate Modern Art gallery
The Tate Modern Art Gallery on London'd Bankside is the most visited art gallery in the world, with approximately 4.7 million visitors a year.

The Tate Modern is housed in the former Bankside power Station which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who previously had designed Battersea Power Station. The power station closed in 1981 and converted into the gallery we know today.

The collections consist of international modern and contemporary art dating from the 1900's onwards and is displayed over levels three and five. Level four houses large temporary exhibitions and level two is reserved for work by contemporary artists.

The scale of the building is immediately impressed upon the visitor by the turbine hall entrance. This hall once housed the electricity generators of the old power station and rises five storeys with 3400 square metres of florrspace. It's over 150 metres long. The space is used to display large commissioned works by contemporary artists.
    • Matt
    • Ive lost count of the times I've been to the Tate Modern. It's just wonderful. If I'm ever stuck for something to do in London I always head on over to have a browse and lose a couple of hours - no need to pay as it's free and just look at the magnificent works of art.

      One of the best and cheapest days out London, and England, has to offer.
    • 5 stars Matt