The Iconic Tate Modern Museum
There is so much to see and do in London that offers something for everyone while you are visiting. One place we recommend exploring is the Tate Modern Museum, where you can see some of the best international and modern art Britain has to offer.
The Tate Modern is one of the biggest Museums in the world that offers a variety of exhibitions and art from 1900’s until the present day, it’s a great way to see how art has evolved throughout the decades.
Favourite Tate Modern Exhibitions:
- The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy; Giving you a glimpse into the personal life of Picasso, his paintings, sculptures and more- It’s available to the public until 9th September 2018.
- The Shape of Light Exhibition: Explore the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art through the decades – Available until the 18th of October 2018.
- Natalia Goncharova Exhibition: A unique opportunity to explore Natalia Goncharov’s beautiful art and life – Available until 8th September 2019
On your visit, you need to check out the Turbine Hall which has hosted impressive works of contemporary art from all around the world. You will see many large sculpture sand installation arts located here that change regularly. They way many artists have interpreted the space has changed how people think about contemporary art.
The Tate Modern where unsure of what to do with this huge space and then the idea came to allow artists to occupy the space. So that the artist could make whatever they wanted and show off their art in a new exciting way.
Louise Bourgeois was the first artist to have her commission ‘I Do, I Undo, I Redo’ appear in the Turbine Hall. Her piece of contemporary art consisted of three steel towers (some 9 meters high) where visitors could climb the staircases of the platforms.
Another great exhibition that was shown in the Turbine Hall was by Sculpture Rachel Whiteread. For her piece of work, she created using a variety of domestic objects to fill the room. Allowing for visiting to make up their own mind of what she had created in an unexpected way that is thought-provoking.
Tate Modern Resturant:
During your visit to the museum, you might wish to stop and enjoy some lovely British food available at the restaurant located here. This restaurant offers you an amazing dining location with a contemporary space. The types of food you could enjoy here is traditional British dishes as well as a twist of European flavours and foods. The menu changes regularly so that it offers the visitors something different and exciting. The head chef, Jon Atashroo is very proud of his team that continues to create amazing dishes that people would forget quickly.
This restaurant bar also offers its guests an incredible wine list. Which the Tate has been known for with its variety of modern and wide range of wines for visitors to enjoy. Not to be missed is the lovely views on display from the bar of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard.
Alternatively, you can visit the Kitchen and Bar on level 6 which is a more family-friendly restaurant. Again this restaurant offers some Britsih favourites that we all enjoy. Here you can check out a variety of menus. From a lunch menu to the dinner menu to bar menu to suit which every mood you’re on and how hungry you are.
Is the Tate Modern London Free?
One of the best things about this place like many other Museums and Galleries within the UK, it is completely free! So there is no reason not to check it out! Although you might have to pay for some exhibitions, we can tell you it will be worth it, so don’t let that put you off.
There is so much art to explore and appreciate so make sure you’ve added this to your list of places to visit while in London. Have a look through our gallery below of the amazing art on display in the museum. For better viewing, click on the image to enlarge it.
Tate Modern Opening Times
The opening times for this museum is the following:
Sunday to Thursday from 10.00am to 18.00pm
Friday to Saturday from 10.00am to 22.00pm
If you would like to find out more, please visit their website.
We would love to hear any experiences you have had at this museum – or do you plan on visiting? Be sure you let us know 🙂
Be sure to let us know and check out some other popular London attractions – Kensington Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Hay’s Galleria, Shreks Adventure Shop, Albert Memorial, Buckingham Palace, Natural History Museum, National Gallery of London.