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Tate Modern

Tate Modern is Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the world.

See the amazing work, of artists such as Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois free at the Tate Modern,.

Created in 2000, from the disused Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames, the Tate Modern displays the national collection of international modern art which is defined as art since 1900

International art pre-1900 can be seen at the National Gallery while sculpture can be found at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Tate Modern Turbine Hall Tate Modern at the old Bankside Power station

The Awe inspiring Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern

Tate Modern Collection Displays

Visitors to the Tate Modern will find four wings located, on Levels 3 and 5.

At the heart of each wing a large central display focuses on a key period in the development of twentieth century art.

For more information on the exhibits, things to do and special exhibitions visit the Tate Modern website.

Getting to The Tate Modern

Public transport is the easiest way of getting to the gallery as there are no parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. See the Google Map for directions to the Tate Modern.

By Tube
Underground stations closest to the Tate Modern are:

- Southwark Jubilee Line, - approximately 600 metres walk
- Mansion House District & Circle Line, - 1,100 metres walk
- St Pauls Central Line, approximately 1,100 metres walk

By Train
Mainline train stations closest to Tate Modern are:

- Blackfriars - approximately 800 metres walk
- London Bridge - approximately 1,100 metres walk

By Bus
Numbers of buses that stop near Tate Modern:

- Number 45, 63 & 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
- Number RV1 & 381 stop on Southwark Street
- Number 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

By Boat
You can get to the Tate Modern on the river Thames:

Tate Boat runs between Tate Britain and Tate Modern
every forty minutes


Admission to the Tate Modern is FREE, except for special exhibitions.

Tate Modern opening times

Sunday – Thursday

Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 –18:00

Last admission to special exhibitions: 17:15

Friday – Saturday

Friday – Saturday, 10:00 – 22:00

Last admission to special exhibitions: 21:15

Open Bank Holidays
Open 1 January

24 - 26 December

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Tate Boat runs every 40 minutes, during gallery opening hours, between the Tate Modern, and  Tate Britain 

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 020 7887 8888 (9.45-17.50, Monday-Friday). Advance tickets are valid for use all day. 

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