Tate MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-2078878888
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Museum
Tate Museum - Review
A member of the 4 Tate museums of UK out of which two are in London, Tate Museum, which is now known as Tate Britain, is also the oldest of the four.
The museum is at Millibank and is built at the site where the Millibank Prison used to be. The museum is dedicated to British artwork. While it does have a considerable permanent collection the museum also organizes special exhibitions, temporary exhibitions as well as certain prestigious contemporary art competitions like the Turner prize. Tracey Emin is a famous and controversial artist who is displayed here.
Several other artists have adorned its walls. It truly is the home of British art from the 1500 hundred to the present day. British Art has a very unique style and Tate Britain brings out that style perfectly. The place is also alive with the frequent presence of contemporary artists and there are opportunities for discussion and debate.
Tate Museum Information
- Tate Britain and Tate Modern are now connected by water-bus. This idea called “Tate to Tate” is a good idea to travel between the two museums while enjoying a nice boat ride in between.
- Tate Boat runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern.
How To reach Tate Museum by Public Transport
- Pimlico is the closest tube station.
- Buses: Route 87 stops on Millbank Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road.
- Trains: Vauxhall (850 metres approx.), Victoria (1,600 metres approx.)
Restaurants Near Tate Museum
- Altitude 360
- Pizza Express
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2 Hrs 30 Minutes
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Tate Museum, London Reviews
Just amazing place to visit. There is always something that I've not seen before and that is just in the free galleries. Not to mention the special exhibitions, for which there is a charge. Then there is the tea lounge which is worth a visit for tea and cake or something cooked. I haven't visited the restaurant, which to be honest looks a bit out of my comfort zone. I'm sure it would be fine if it's your sort of thing. All in all, worth a visit if you're interested in art or just visiting.
Great gallery. Had a couple of hours free and popped in. Didn't do any of the paid exhibits but did the journey through time. Really interesting and nicely laid out with dates on the floor to help orientate you. Following a chronological line really helps you appreciate how taste in art changed. As always in a gallery you can appreciate the skill of the brush strokes of a painting far more than just looking at a photo of a painting. Most rooms have seats so you can sit and appreciate the artworks. Lots of staff to answer questions and you can attend guided discussions about key works. Well worth a visit and I will go back and do more.
Superb gallery in general with fabulous exhibitions. The "Aftermath" was so interesting and well put together; probably better that for Otto Dix in the 90s as there were many other relevant artists. The rooms where it was held seem to often be used for exhibitions and they are light/airy with room to move. You never feel short changed by TB exhibitions as they display a large number of works with excellent commentary. Lastly, the café is good.
Great building to visit whether or not you pay for exhibitions and suitable for all ages. The food provided is excellent and well worth treating yourselves to it. Toilets are clean with baby changing facilities. Interestingly this is where the first use of the red royal carpet was tragically used to cover up the blood of the chap who designed it as to his horror Britannia's shield was put on the wrong side of her as a result he threw himself off the building just before Queen Victoria's arrival. To cover his blood the staff laid out a long red carpet for Queen Victoria which she was so impressed by she insisted that red carpets be used for her entrance to other events.
Perfect art gallery open to public for free. Spectacular displays of great artists in history. Building is gorgeous and modern. Great cafes on the second floor and basement floor offering great afternoon tea and pastries as well as wines. You will love it.