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The Tate Modern is one of the top 5 museums in London. Admission is free!

It is one of the most important museums of modern art in the world. It was only opened in 2000 and is located in the centre of London on the south bank of the Thames. It is housed in a former power station with a huge turbine room, which was extensively rebuilt under the direction of the architects Herzog & de Meuron from Switzerland.

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Meanwhile, a large part of London tourists take a boat trip on the Thames. Of course, everyone wants to see the center of London from the ship. Thus, the most popular boat tour is from Westminster to Greenwich, that is, across the city center of London. Very often booked tour, you should book online in advance:

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The Tate Modern is officially called “Tate Gallery of Modern Art”. However, this long name is rarely used. It is currently considered to be the most famous and largest museum of modern art in the world. The exhibition space was even significantly increased again for the 2012 Olympics in London.

In the Tate Modern one finds almost only works of art from the 20th century. Famous artists whose works are exhibited in the Tate Modern are Picasso, Beuys, Dali, Matisse and of course the superstar Andy Warhol.

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Millenium Bridge: Most impressive is the “journey” on foot to the Tate Modern, over the Millenium Bridge (opened like the Tate Modern in 2000). It is an over 300 meter long pedestrian bridge across the Thames. The architect of the hypermodern bridge is none other than master architect Normen Forster himself. The Millenium Bridge connects the Tate Modern with the St Pauls Cathedral on the north side of the Thames. The bridge was also made famous by one of the Harry Potter films.

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Admission Tate Modern 2024: As in many major national museums in London, admission to the Tate Modern is free. This is one of the reasons why the Tate Modern is one of the most visited museums in the world with 4 million visitors per year. However, there are always special exhibitions that usually cost 10 pounds or more to enter. You can also get rid of money in the big restaurant on the top floor or in the big and good art bookstore in the building. Of course, there are also guided tours through the Tate Modern Art Museum.

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Opening hours Tate Modern London 2024: Like most major museums in London, the Tate Modern is open seven days a week. The Tate Modern is open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on other days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Tate Modern is only closed over Christmas.

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How to get to the Tate Modern in London: Southwark Underground Station (Jubilee Line) is about 500 metres from the Tate Modern. If you want to walk over the Millenium Bridge (see above), the St Pauls (Central Line) or Mansion House (District Line and Circle Line) underground station is convenient. From both it is about 1 km to the Tate Modern, 300 meters of which are on the Millenium Bridge. One should, as everywhere in Central London, not get the idea to travel by car. There are no parking places around the Tate Modern. The city centre of London costs a toll.

What to do in Tate Modern Museum London ?

Admire the art collection

The Tate Modern houses an extensive collection of contemporary art, including works by famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. Visitors can explore the galleries and see paintings, sculptures, photographs and other artworks from around the world.

Enjoy the view from the terrace.

The Tate Modern Terrace offers views of the Thames and the rooftops of the city. Visitors can enjoy a drink on the terrace or a meal in the restaurant while admiring the stunning views.

Visit the Turbine Hall.

The Turbine Hall is a huge space that used to house the generators of Bankside Power Station. Today it is used as a space for large-scale installations and exhibitions. Visitors can explore the space and see the latest installations on display.

Go to a performance or event.

The Tate Modern hosts a variety of performances and events throughout the year, including concerts, film screenings and lectures. Visitors can check the museum website to see what events are taking place during their visit.

See the special exhibition.

In addition to the permanent collection, the Tate Modern hosts special exhibitions throughout the year. These exhibitions showcase the work of individual artists or explore specific themes in contemporary art.

Explore the Artist’s Room

The Artist’s Room at Tate Modern is a collection of contemporary art on loan from the Artist’s Room Foundation. The collection includes works by famous artists such as Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois and Gerhard Richter.

Visit the ‘Tank’

Tate Modern’s Tank is a unique exhibition space dedicated to performing arts and performance. Visitors can explore the space and see the latest performances and installations.Take a guided tour.Tate Modern offers visitors a variety of guided tours, including visits to the permanent collection, special exhibitions and behind-the-scenes tours of the museum. Visitors can learn about the artworks and artists on display while exploring the museum’s galleries.

Learn more about the history of the building.

Tate Modern is housed in the former Bankside Power Station, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1940s. Visitors can learn more about the history of the building and how it has been transformed into a world-class museum.

Shopping in the museum shop

The Tate Modern museum shop is the ideal place to find unique souvenirs and gifts, including art books, prints and other goods from the museum’s collection. Visitors can also buy artworks from the museum’s online shop.

Another great museum of Modern Art is the Guggenheim Museum Venice

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