Tate Modern

Tate Modern, London: Hours, Address, Tate Modern Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
A visit to London isn't complete without a trip to Tate Modern. Tate Modern is Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the globe, and the world’s most visited contemporary art gallery. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames, the awe-inspiring Turbine Hall is the dramatic setting for new art commissions. The collection is free to visit and you can see great works of art from Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Henri Matisse, Cornelia Parker, Pablo Picasso, and Mark Rothko – to name a few.
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The area
Address
53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England
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.
How to get there
  • Blackfriars • 7 min walk
  • Southwark • 7 min walk
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lou181818
Bath, UK2,022 contributions
Yayoi Kusama lights visit
Dec 2021 • Family
We aren't into art si haven't visited before. I was interested in the Yayoi Kusama lights exhibition so booked. Good that under 12s were free and tickets for the family then worked out at £25.

Unsure what to expect, the staff weren't informative. We found two queues and joined one. A room with a chandelier. The second room was what we had seen on the advert but wasn't quite what I was expecting. We were in the rooms about 2mins in each. Queues means we were in about 40mins. We had a little look around another floor and concluded it wasn't our thing so quick walk around giftshop and left. The jellyfish in the main entrance were good.

Pleased we've visited. Wouldn't rush back but everyone has different interests.
Written 5 December 2021
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Debby
London, UK7 contributions
Staff are dismissive, ill-informed and RUDE!
Dec 2021 • Solo
Staff should be trained to be good ambassadors for the gallery and the artists who have entrusted them with their work! Every single person I dealt with was incredibly rude and dismissive. At the entrance the first person didn't speak to me at all and was staying off into space. I asked which floor the exhibition was on and she ignored me. No direction, nothing. At the entrance of the actual exhibition I'd come to see the attendant there flapped her hand in the direction of the entrance as if waving away a fly without making eye contact or acknowledging that I'd greeted her.
The third attendant I encountered said I was unable to look at the first exhibit as you aren't allowed within a metre of it. The whole point of this installation (created specifically for this exhibit) is to look through the viewing holes. I asked how we are meant to view it. She just shrugged and rolled her eyes.
What a disappointing experience instead what ought to have been a pleasurable visit to a world class gallery!
Written 5 December 2021
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Wanderlustaaa
United Kingdom155 contributions
Worth a Visit
Dec 2021
Very friendly staff, cloakroom attendant was very accommodating. The Tate collection, some pieces were great, others really made me question what defines art... Loved the floating jellyfish!
Written 4 December 2021
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TheStevieD
Maidenhead, UK664 contributions
Decent building and a good half day visit.
Nov 2021 • Couples
Coming from a non art lover I actually enjoyed this. My wife brought me here but I actually enjoyed it. Some of the rooms I was less interested in but I did enjoy the layout and walking around.
Written 4 December 2021
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nick7p
Berkshire, UK553 contributions
Yes and No
Dec 2021
Yes, for a wonderful building on a stunning setting on the Thames opposite St Pauls Cathedral and a big yes for the jelly fish in the turbine hall...big No for the so called art and exhibits , just laughable , big shout for the blank white canvas !
Written 3 December 2021
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helloceleste
Brooklyn, NY397 contributions
Top-notch Modern Art Museum
Sep 2021
I absolutely love the Tate Modern. What a legacy of splendid curation of exhibits! There's always something on that will expand your view of art and the world. Make sure you set aside a few hours to browse all levels and all wings. Take your time, and soak it all in.

& the gift shop: Definitely a must-shop for art and culture lovers. Wonderfully curated, you'll find gifts for everyone on your list here. Some items are seasonal (like holiday decor) but this gift shop is fantastic year-round. Sad you missed a past exhibition? Ask if they have any stock! The representatives who work there are always helpful. Even the iconic Tate-branded selections are well done. First-class museum shop, and in my top 5 museum shops across the globe.
Written 28 November 2021
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danijelapope
Crete, Greece19 contributions
A great selection of modern art
Nov 2021 • Friends
Tate Modern has an amazing selection of modern art in different mediums. Great place to visit with family. Definitely recommend, especially to art enthusiasts.
Written 15 November 2021
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Emma A
Norwich, UK14 contributions
Tate modern has definitely recharged my creativity...
Nov 2021
We decided last minute to pop by Tate Modern. We needed to prebook tickets although this was easy (and free if you do not choose to donate). The environment wasn't too crowded and you could walk around the exhibition at your own pace. As many have said the Anicka Yi installation was outstanding and very mesmerising and thought provoking.
There were many other pieces that I found emotive (especially being near such infamous pieces of work). I didn't really realise but I have missed seeing "real life art" so much and I left enthused and creatively inspired...We spent 2-3 hrs looking at the exhibition however there was so much more to see that we would love to return. Sometimes you do not appreciate what is on your doorstep and London (including the Tate) has so much to offer. On a side note I really hope that more tickets become available for the Yayoi Kusama installation....that aside we will certainly return!
Written 11 November 2021
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK1,547 contributions
Go for the jellyfish
Nov 2021 • Couples
You do have to get a ticket to go in at the moment, but it is free. It was quiet on a Tuesday and we felt pretty safe, although would guess only half of people were wearing masks. Our favourite piece of art was the jellyfish in the turbine hall, if you go to the second floor there are sofas where you can sit and watch them for ages.
Plenty of loos. Unimpressed by the cafe, so left to go for lunch elsewhere.
Written 9 November 2021
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publicimageltd2
Bradford76 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021 • Couples
Absolutely amazing place. The sheer scale of the building is breathtaking.
The exhibitions on were amazing, extremely interesting.
Easily spend a day in there.
Highly recommended for a visit.
Written 8 November 2021
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