You could have told us what’s on display at the moment! Hehehehehe
Bankside, Southwark, London SE1 9TG
- Southwark Station (0.4 km)
- Cannon Street Station (0.5 km)
- Contact us:
020 7887 8888
- Opening hours:
Open Sunday – Thursday 10.00–18.00
Open Friday and Saturday 10.00–22.00
Last admission into exhibitions 17.15 (Friday and Saturday 21.15)
145 reviews of Tate Modern in English
The Tate Modern is a great place for a cultural visit. It should be visited if only to view the turbine hall which is very impressive. I was however a little disappointed that you had to pay to see most of the exhibitions, which when you are with a large family increases the cost of your day out consideribly. That said it is a good place to visit to get a little understanding of modern art.
Tate Modern is an art lover’s dream. It has a large cavernous area for giant installations (such as the giant polystyrene spider scifi exhibit when I went there) as well as true greats, Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso. I particularly liked the surrealist section with Dali and Max Ernest. There is also a fair share of video installations. And it’s free!
A good place to spend a few hours on a rainy day and there are some truly fantastic works of art in this gallery, but there is also some total dross! The kid friendly activities are great, but I do feel that some of the 'unsuitable’ exhibits should be marked as such. The pay to enter exibitions are expensive and I’ve never bothered and there is also a lot of very overpriced rubbish in the shop. Cafe is also expensive.
The building is an amazing example of how to build well and with function. For this was just a power station for most of its life, now with new life and some very dull modern art - Why do people look at a square piece of canvas painted black or red and pretend they can see somethig of interest? But its worth going and spending an afternoon, and if you have a members card then you have access to a very good roof cafe / bar, which on a sunny day is the best place to top up your tan.
I’m not really a fan of modern art, and I particularly didn’t enjoy the Tate Modern. I didn’t like the building at all, and found the layout of the exhibitions to be a bit random - there was no logical progression to the rooms at all in my opinion. I would be quite happy not to come back again. The only good thing about it is that it is free!
The Tate Modern has a lot of unique and contemporary items in it. You really have to get behind what the artist was thinking and think about the idea they were trying to create… otherwise it might just look like a 5 yeras old painting to you.
There is a alot of character in this building. It’s not all just about paintings. The Coffee Shops also have art, i.e. the seats or decor etc.
They create some strange but fascinating theories for example the crack and the running man.
I have visited the Ice statues and Christmas Markets too, definitely something for everyone there.
It is based along the South Bank so pretty reasonable transport links.
It also provides a stunning view along the Thames.
Great fun, and there’s some great artwork on display. Large areas of the gallery are free to the public; although they do ask that you donate some money. You do have to pay to visit parts of the gallery, but it’s not too expensive.
The gallery does offer some of the best examples of modern artwork aswell as older pieces; well worth a visit whenever you’re in london, especially as the exhibitions change regularly.
I’m not a massive fan of modern art - however, I really enjoyed my trip to the Tate Modern. I moved down to London about a year ago and it’s taken me all this time to visit. I finally went with a friend a month ago and we had such a good day. It wasn’t my favourite London museum and I don’t think I’d go back soon, but I was impressed! Some of the art is strange but it really gets you thinking about whether it is art and how people view things differently. We didn’t pay extra to go into any exhibitions as we didn’t have time, but had a good time anyway. We finished off with a glass of wine in the bar (which is extortionate!) which topped it off well!
I am not an art lover, but decided to give the Tate Modern a go. The one thing that suprised me was the sheer size of it- there is me thinking its just the old power station. How wrong could i get- the place is one gigantic maze!. I have to admit some of the art was actually very cleverly put together, and some was just, um, tat! lol. i noticed there was a cafe and bar, but decided that i didnt want to pay top dollar for a mug of tea! i’ll definately be going back again- sohuld be interesting to see how the place changes from time to time
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knibbd, 9 January 2009:
A place as wonderful as its many colourful employees. Last month a little vandalism by an over enthusiastic member of the public. When asked why the remaining non-belligerent members of the public could not enter the vandalised gallery the response form one staff member was ” because there had been an ART INCIDENT”. Oh how we love them. A must for any human!
Tate modern is outstanding, with excellent artists and upcoming artists having breathtaking exhibitions, such as rachel whiteread and her boxes. I would reccomend to anyone who wants an 'arty’ day out and feels like exploring what art today is creating. You will be shocked, amused and maybe even sad!
The Tate Modern is worth going to if you are in the area. There arent any tube stations directly but there are buses that stop there. Obviously free to get in it is a nice thing to do for a couple of hours.
I have to say that personally I prefer more traditional definitions of art, however, there is something for everyone here and I really enjoyed looking around. At the moment they have a huge spider hanging from the roof, which is so cool! They also have work by Dali and Monet which were personal highlights. Its impressive to see these famous pieces of work.
Didnt try out the cafe but visited the shop which is large and well stocked with postcards, posters, books, etc - if you like that sort of thing you will love it here.
The Tate Modern is located near to the Thames and it is accessible via the Millenium bridge from Saint Paul cathedral. The museum has some important examples of contemporary art and it is in general free. It hosts some special exhibitions that are not free but the general collection is also really good. The turbine hall is the main room of the museum and is very impressive with the really high ceilings. In there take place some amazing installations.
The cafe on the seventh floor has some of the best views of the London skyline and the museum shop has very nice books of art.
This gallery is pleasant and free. It is in a magnificent modern building and the turbine hall often offers exciting exhibitions such as the famous slides and 'crack’ down the turbine hall. The staff are friendly and the non-permanent and permanent collections are well put together.
Tate Modern is immense – you are ant sized in the gigantic turbine hall. Worth seeing more for the building than the art inside – feels quite empty of art in some areas. Usually packed with tour groups of bored foreign teenagers eating and chattering amongst themselves barely seeing what’s around them. On numerous floors it can be quite hard to find your way around and to find the necessary escalators. Work is going on to extend the gallery into a previously unused part of the building. Location on the riverside is unbeatable and the walk down the river in either direction is the best free entertainment the capital can offer. Boat connection to Tate Britain is available.
Tate Modern is an awe-inspiring building that has been spectacularly converted into the national museum of modern art. The main galleries are free to visit and gallery-fatigue will probably set in way before you have even scratched the surface of the large collection. Personally I think that many of the rooms in which the works are housed have a very austere feel to them, but perhaps that is the intention. Although I’m no connoisseur of modern art, there is plenty here to admire. For those in need of a breather, the bar and restaurant on level 7 have great views out over the city and there is an excellent range of merchandise in the main shop. The other facilities are as good as you would expect.
Not to be confused with Tate Britain of course The Tate modern is a national treasure. A good place to spend the day if your at a lose end or to take a date or even a group of friends. Its free to get in but some temporary exhibitions cost an admission price.
But if your on a budget then you still get to see the Salvador Dali’s and Jackson Pollocks aswell as an Andy Warhol section in the basement. Whether your an art lover or not rich or poor its an eye opener and just 5mins from the South bank centre.
The tate modern is a great place for any art lovers. It is located on the side of the Thames and can be got to easily across the new millennium bridge. It is great that such an exciting venue is free to get into. The turbine hall continues to host new exhibits from up and coming artists. My favourite being a sunset they hosted there a while back. I recommend the Miro exhibits they currently have on there but there really is something for everyone. And i think if you give it a chance some of the more stranger installations (particularly the video ones) can really make you think about what exactly is or isn’t art.
From the exterior you’d think it was a gas works or factory making biscuits or something mundane, from the walk up to the building, you realise yes this is a top london attraction because there are loads of tourists, arty students milling around. The gallery is situated by the thames near the millennium bridge with a view of st pauls / westminster over the thames - classic london view. The inside you are greated with a huge piece of art - a crack in the floor. As opposed to similar calibre galleries in france (ie The Lourve) This is completely free, as are most other top galleries / museums in london.
The museum is easy to get around, even on a saturday afternoon. Some galleries you have to pay to get in, but generally theres loads of stuff you can see for free.
A great place to spend sometime wondering around wondering wtf is that!
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