Created in the year 2000 from a disused power station, Tate Modern displays the national collection of international modern art. This is defined as art since 1900. International paintings pre-1900 can be found at the National Gallery, and sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Tate Modern includes modern British art where it contributes to the story of modern art, and it is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The other three galleries are Tate Britain (also in London), Tate Modern is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The other three galleries are Tate Britain (also in London), Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives.
The Tate collection of modern and contemporary art represents all the major movements from Fauvism onwards. It includes important masterpieces by both Picasso and Matisse, as well as one of the world’s finest museum collections of Surrealism, including works by Dal, Ernst, Magritte and Mir.
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 – 18:00
Friday and Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
Closed on 24 to 26 December.
Entry to Tate Modern is Free to all visitors
There is a charge for Special Exhibitions.
Tate Modern is located on the south bank of the River Thames at Bankside, near Blackfriars Bridge, opposite St Paul’s Cathedral and next to the Globe Theatre.
Tube: Southwark and Blackfriars are the closest underground stations. These are both approximately a ten minute walk away.
London SE1 9TG
Tel: 020 7887 8888