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Tate Modern Tours

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Tate Modern
Perched on the banks of River Thames, Tate Modern is the epicenter of London’s contemporary art scene. It’s a culture lover’s paradise and one of the world’s largest modern art museums, complete with cutting edge works, thought-provoking installations, and dramatic think pieces.

The Basics
Many visitors explore the museum independently, but taking a private guided tour means you can benefit from the expertise of an experienced art critic. Combine your tour with a visit to the nearby Tate Britain museum by hopping on the scenic Tate Boat, which runs between the two sites every 40 minutes during gallery opening times. Or, choose a London Pass and enjoy access to dozens of other London attractions in addition to the museum. Alternatively, admire the striking Tate Modern façade on a London sightseeing tour or Thames River cruise.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entrance to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated and ticket prices for special exhibitions vary.
  • Visitor facilities include restrooms, a coat check, gift shops, a café, and a restaurant.
  • Tate Modern is wheelchair accessible with lifts and ramps are available on all floors.

How to Get There
Tate Modern is located on the Thames River’s southern bank, opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral. The museum is easy to reach on foot, either by crossing the Millennium Bridge from the north bank or strolling along the riverfront from the Southbank entertainment district. The closest tube stations are Southwark, Mansion House, and Blackfriars. Visitors to the nearby Tate Britain museum can reach Tate Modern by cruising across Thames River on the Tate Boat.

When to Get There
Tate Modern is open year-round from 10am to 6pm from Sunday to Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. The museum can get busy in summer, so plan to arrive early or opt for a weekday visit during this time. Don’t miss the spring and autumn Museums at Night festival, when the museum hosts a range of special events and parties after dark.

Modern Masterpieces at Tate Modern
The museum’s vast permanent collection includes works by iconic artists such as Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol, and Bourgeois. The grand centerpiece of Tate Modern is the enormous Turbine Hall, where specially commissioned art installations have included headline-grabbing works such as Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds and Olafur Eliasson’s The Weather Project
Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Hours: Open every day except December 24-26.
Admission: Entry is free except for major exhibitions.
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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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The Tate Modern London Guided Museum Tour - Private TourCity Packages

The Tate Modern London Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

Gain deeper insight into the works at London’s Tate Modern art gallery than you would independently, and ensure you cover its highlights on this private tour. With a personal guide, walk through the halls to see everything from Mondrian’s geometrics to Warhol’s pop art. Hear analysis on each work, including details of its creator—background that you might miss if visiting alone. A choice of time slots provides useful flexibility.
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Take to the Thames for a sparkling river dinner sailing past London’s waterfront sights. Settle at your table to savor a delectable dinner and admire floodlit city sights such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye, and Big Ben as you eat and relax, and enjoy enchanting live entertainment.
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Curated art dealer tour of Tate Modern

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With this carefully curated tour of the Tate Modern, anyone can get a expert art dealer’s perspective on the collection’s most puzzling and provocative pieces. Whether you're an artist yourself or simply curious, learn a new way of looking at conceptual art from a passionate guide with degrees in art history and museology.
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Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern

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Admire some great British and international art on this private tour of London’s Tate Britain and Tate Modern. With an art-expert guide, admire each gallery’s highlights, and enjoy a sightseeing boat trip along the Thames River in between. Visit the Tate Britain, home to Britain’s national collection of paintings from the 16th century to ogle masterpieces by Turner, Constable, Hockney and others. Later, explore the spectacular Tate Modern and see pieces by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Rothko and more as your guide provides expert insight into each.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Tate Modern hours of operation?
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Tate Modern hours of operation: Open every day except December 24-26.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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