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 painting pre-1900 is 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, so major modern British artists may be found at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
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, in the north-west, and Tate St Ives, in Cornwall, in the south-west.
The Tate collection of modern and contemporary art represents all the major movements from Fauvism on. It includes important masterpieces by both Picasso and Matisse and one of the world's finest museum collections of Surrealism, including works by DalÝ, Ernst, Magritte and Mir˛.
Sunday to Thursday, 10.00-18.00
Friday and Saturday, 10.00-22.00
Last admission into exhibitions 17.15 (Fri and Sat 21.15)
Closed 24, 25, 26 December (open as normal on 1 January).
Entry to Tate Modern is Free to all visitors.
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 both of which are approximately ten minutes walk away.
London SE1 9TG
Tel: 020 7887 8888
Official Tate Modern Web Site