Tate Modern
10:00 - 18:00
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10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world. Entry to the gallery is free – there’s no need to book. Booking a ticket is recommended for exhibitions but some tickets may be available at the door. Members enjoy unlimited free entry to exhibitions with no need to book. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms, however, still requires a free Members ticket, given the show’s special and intimate scale. Tate Modern has over a hundred years of art, from modernism in the early 1900s, to exciting works created today. This includes paintings, sculptures, and more made by artists all over the world such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Jenny Holzer. Experience Tate’s iconic Turbine Hall. In the Natalie Bell Building you can see how artists create new ideas. In the Blavatnik Building you can explore the underground Tanks, dedicated to performances, installations and video works.
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Neighbourhood: Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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  • Blackfriars • 7 min walk
  • Southwark • 7 min walk
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  • AnnaGwen
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom269 contributions
    Great building, great art
    Finally got to visit the Tate Modern and loved it. The permanent collection is awesome and paid-for exhibitions equally fab. Go for the temporary shows, but more importantly go for the free entry collection. The building itself is amazing and the artistic treasures within are the icing on the cake.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2023
  • Oliver Cooke
    Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom49 contributions
    Great time at the Tate Modern
    Had a great time visiting the Tate Modern with my younger sister. This is my second visit (albeit, my last trip was over a decade ago!) and this was my sister's first. The exhibits were so easy to explore and each new work/piece offered a deeply fascinating rumination on ideas which the artist was attempting to convey, or offer concepts as food for thought. It was a really lovely experience with the only issue for me being the sheer volume of people (but as we visited on a Saturday, this was always somewhat inevitable) which made the visit feel a little chaotic, but it was a wonderful experience regardless and it very quickly became only a minor issue. I would definitely recommend anyone visit the gallery if they get the opportunity.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 February 2023
  • Rodrigo S
    Frutillar, Chile4 contributions
    Very good special exhibitions. A must if you like modern art.
    I went to the Cezanne and Magdalena Abakanowicz, both really good but the Cezanne expo was fairly too overcrowded. Regular expos are free but you have to pay for special ones. A must in general terms if you like modern art.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 February 2023
  • Thomas M
    Offenbach, Germany6,656 contributions
    Great Display of 20th Century Art, the Best Modern Art Museum in England
    Tate Modern, as it's commonly called, is THE most important museum for 20th century art in the whole of the UK. It is a MUST for any art lover who's visiting the British capital, and there's so much to see it's impossible to take it all in in the course of just one visit. That's the reason I include this museum in almost every trip to London, and I've visited Tate Modern at least five times during the past 20 years. The permanent exhibition, ranging from Picasso to people like Beuys or Pollock, is huge. Four large galleries split over several floors are free to visit, and you can take as many photos as you like. And then there are, usually two simultaneously, temporary exhibits on a certain painter or period or style. These cost money (over UKP 20 a piece), and you can't take photos! Reasons why I never visited one of their temporary exhibitions, especially the latter reason. There are shops on every floor and a café on the top level. A few years ago Tate Modern added a second building to the museum, devoted to contemporary art and art installations, often multi-media ones. Not my thing. It's a beautiful building full of unintentionally hilarious "art". Or, a large venue to display very little. You can reach Tate Modern by tube (less than 10 minutes from Blackfriars tube station on the other side of the river) or by crossing the Thames via the Millennium Bridge. There's a solid pub, the Founder's Arms, not three minutes from Tate to have a relaxing lunch or drink after your visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Jemma G
    London, United Kingdom818 contributions
    Poor experience at Cezanne in the evening
    Booked to visit the Cezanne exhibition and while the exhibition itself was brilliant, the experience was rubbish from start to finish. Followed the signs for the turbine hall entrance and the exit doors were the only ones open, waited awhile in the cold before some other people pushed through the leaving crowd and were let in, so we followed their lead. The galleries were jam packed, could barely get near some of the paintings and couldn’t get close enough to read the text. Constant jostling and the sound of people touching the wires around some works were a nightmare. To cap it off went to the loo on the way out, only one set open and they were filthy and blocked beyond use. Could do better.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Bewildering and fascinating art
    The Tate Modern collection ranges from pioneering Modernism in the early 1900s to Contemporary art. Contemporary art is the predominant art form today, it is always evolving and the collection is always being updated.Many visitors find Contemporary art bewildering, but it repays scrutiny. Personally, I find Tate Modern fascinating. Tate Modern is in the Southwark district.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2023
  • El Turista John
    New York City, New York2,821 contributions
    Worth a Visit Even if Not A Modern Art Fan
    I’m not a fan of Modern Art and so heading over to the South Bank of the Thames to visit the Tate Modern is never on my bucket list for visits to London. I went earlier this month because of the Cezanne exhibition (which has since closed) but was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed some of the permanent collection. No I’m not a new convert to Modern, and there was plenty that wasn’t appealing, but I am thankful I got a chance to see so interesting pieces by some really talented artists. So yes, worth a visit, if only to expand your horizons.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 March 2023
  • Ruth C
    Ariany, Spain61 contributions
    Yayoi Kusama
    Booked tickets for Yayoi Kusama, combined with the Kitchen & Bar restaurant. The much lauded Kusama exhibition was very disappointing. Very little there, apart from the two infinity rooms - these were good, especially the lights one, but the experience was extremely poor due to being turfed out unceremoniously after 5 minutes max, by a very officious guide. Given that the queuing to get into the rooms was approx 10 minutes, it would have been nicer to have been given a little longer to at least manage to immerse yourself in the experience, as was surely the idea. Very badly managed, in my opinion, and awful value for money. The restaurant was super, as was the food, and this made up for the overall experience somewhat. If your sole intent is to experience a little of what Yayoi Kusama is about, I would not recommend this.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Desi
    30 contributions
    Tate Modern
    The Tate Modern is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in contemporary art. The museum's vast collection showcases some of the most influential works of the 20th century, and the stunning industrial building that houses the museum is an artwork in itself. The exhibitions are thought-provoking and engaging, and the museum is well-designed and easy to navigate. Overall, the Tate Modern is a fantastic cultural experience that should not be missed.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 29 March 2023
  • Trekandmore
    Hanover, New Hampshire344 contributions
    Special exhibition worth it but expensive
    Mondays the British Art museum is closed so this one — open and free — was extra crowded with families and strollers — not ideal. The special exhibition (pricey so few patrons) was very good — and quiet! Try one.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 April 2023
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Rob
London, UK369 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
I have a love and hate relationship with art, Tate really took that to a new level. I came across some of humanity’s greatest sins in the arts but did also find an occasional painting I enjoyed too and the rest weren’t for me but I could understand if someone liked them. The bad was some of the worst paintings I’ve ever seen, I won’t forget them anytime soon or take anyone seriously who claims they are art either. I’m sure you won’t be confused by the ones I hate, I hope anyway.
Written 18 February 2024
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Sunshine673214
25 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Tate Modern is Free and has paid exhibits that I would recommend paying for Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Rooms depending on your time and budget! Attend a free guided tour. Be inspired
Written 2 February 2024
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photodigichick
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States301 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The building housing the art is more impressive than the art itself. We enjoyed the art, however did not see anything that was extraordinary. I would recommend going to the museum if you enjoy art or architecture.
Written 26 January 2024
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James H
7 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Family day out in London and we all enjoyed our trip to the Tate. We had done the old Tate but this is bigger with a lot more to see great use of an old turbine that used to power london
Written 24 January 2024
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Guest8902022
Lytham St Anne's, UK23 contributions
Jan 2024 • Business
Fantastic visit with a group guide, Maurizio. He was superb and so informative, he understood all art is not for everyone but explained the reasons the pieces were there. He was fantastic.
Written 17 January 2024
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Wayne M
Sydney, Australia672 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Tate Modern had been a place I had wanted to go for a while and it didn't let me down. In a great setting it's famous for its collection as well as great exhibitions. A definite must visit if you are a fan of modern art.
Written 16 January 2024
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Rosi
Seattle, WA282 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We had to stop by, even for a little bit. And frankly, the little bit (1 exhibition for approximately 1 hour) felt really, really rushed. The space is huge, so plan accordingly. There are a number of exhibitions that require a ticket, and get sold out way in advance. Still, the one we got to see - Philip Guston - was expansive, thought-provoking, and left us wanting to come back for more, next time we are in London.
Written 14 January 2024
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honeybatcher
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Family
***DO NOT RECOMMEND*** huge scam of money. It took £10 per person for entrance. The only things you could see were a couple of photographs + two SUPER TINY mirror rooms. You would also be expected to go with another group of people into the tiny rooms (I was already going with my family). So, you should expect to have 5-6 people in one tiny room and are only allowed to stay there for 2-3 minutes. So, you really couldn’t achieve taking the kind of pretty photos demonstrated on the website. In every photo we took, there’re other people in it. 🙃 such a waste of money and time. We spent like 25 mins there with 15 mins for the two queues (one for each room). There’re certainly other activities more worthwhile to do in central London than this so-called ‘art exhibition’.
Written 4 January 2024
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Louise C
Cockermouth, UK31 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Thought provoking, overwhelming and sensory overload. Did not know what to expect and was so glad I went with my daughter. There was such a variety of pieces. The architecture was also very interesting.
Written 28 December 2023
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Sam M
7 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Really boring. The whole building had no atmosphere. You look at the number of floors not in use in the building and it feels very much past it's heyday.

There was lots of content that made me feel really rather uncomfortable being there with my child.

Loads of video content. Nothing that I would say captivates the imagination (in the free galleries)

We went round lots of the "free" sites in London during our visit and this was the most pointless. It really needs 'livening' up as I'm sure it was supposed to be an exciting gallery? Maybe I am wrong.

Many better things to see and do in London. Better galleries, attractions and more fun available free.
Written 22 December 2023
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