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Tate Britain, London

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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See what's showing at Tate Britain, the oldest gallery in the famed Tate network. View the permanent collection of British art from 1500 to the present, including many works from 19th-century Romantic painter J.M.W. Turner. You'll also find temporary exhibitions across various artistic media and from different periods, so check the schedule before your visit. For an overview of the gallery, join one of the free daily tours starting in the late morning or sit in on a free 15-minute talk in the afternoon. You can also check current listings for free talks on specific themes. For refreshments, head to the Djanogly Cafe. For gift ideas, check out the Gallery Shop and the Gallery Store. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tate Britain by using our London road trip planner.
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  • Some interesting pieces but slightly underwhelmed by the art - we really are spoilt for choice in London! A beautiful building of itself and well worth visiting. Arrived by boat which is always a... 
    Some interesting pieces but slightly underwhelmed by the art - we really are spoilt for choice in London! A beautiful building of itself and well worth visiting. Arrived by boat which is always a...  more »
  • I was bitterly disappointed by the current displays at the Tate. There has been a complete overhaul in the collection shown and the best exhibits seem to be missing. It’s a far cry from my experience....  more
    I was bitterly disappointed by the current displays at the Tate. There has been a complete overhaul in the collection shown and the best exhibits seem to be missing. It’s a far cry from my experience....  more »
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  • I love a good gallery. Tate Britain is one I have not visited for a very long time. The space is astonishing. The Procession by Hew Locke was breathtaking. A massive installation occupying the central hall drew you in. You wanted to drift along absorbing the different tableaus that made up the whole. It was beautiful and disturbing, celebratory and challenging. I loved that you could engage at the macro and micro. Everywhere you looked there was a moment. So striking. The other galleries were equally brilliant with a fantastic range of different pieces from across time and geography. Highly recommended. Food is also very good and we were made to feel really welcome by all the staff. A great place to visit.
  • Great museum with top notch art. Admission is free, but special exhibitions require a paid ticket. There's good accessibility, with ramps and elevators. There's a bag/coat storage. The Hew Locke exhibition in 2022 was stunning and poignant. It's easy to get to the Tate Britain via bus or tube.

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