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 Museums, Museums
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 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.
- 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.)
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4.41% of people who visit London include Tate Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
50% of people start their Tate Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Tate Museum
91.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tate Museum
Another amazing art gallery and it's free 😊 worth your time and you can always have a break at the coffee shop. Very nice scones. There are some paid exhibitions but otherwise it's one of the best places to visit in London, away from the busiest areas and tourist traps.
What a gem!! If you have time to pop in do. They house some amazing paintings and sculpture. The architecture is beautiful. I am definitely going to go back.
We went to see the Squash in action. This is by far my favourite Tate, set in a regency type building by the Thames and away from the majority of the tourist traps. The overall theme of the building is classy and the older art (which you would expect sits in this type of space), sits well with more contemporary pieces.
Love it here. Beautiful and visitors are beautifully eclectic people. Can get a lovely lunch here too. A must if you’re in the area whether you are an artsy person or not.
Nice museum although collection can't compete with National Gallery or National Portrait Gallery. Good assortment of paintings by Turner (although some of the paintings which are displayed were never really considered as finished and subsequently, are not of very high quality) The "modern" part of the collection is, to me, very average quality. I loved the paintings of Constable !