If you are visiting London, a visit to the Tate Modern Museum is a must. This world-famous museum showcases works of art by some of the greatest artists in the world. You can see works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí and many others. The Tate Modern Museum is a fantastic place to learn about art history and the greatest works of art from centuries past.
The museum is housed in the former Bankside Power Station, on the south side of the Thames. The museum was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on May 11, 2000. The Tate Modern is the second Tate museum in London and the fourth Tate museum in Great Britain. The museum is named after Henry Tate, a 19th-century British art collector who donated his collection to the British National Museum.
The museum is divided into several collections, with works dating from the early twentieth century to the present day. Some of the artworks on display at the Tate Modern Museum are:
-The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
-Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso
-The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali
-Guernica by Pablo Picasso
-Nighthawks by Edward Hopper
the Turbine Hall is a gigantic open space where the turbines used to power the museum. Today it is a place where artists and visitors come together to enjoy the unique atmosphere. There are all kinds of activities in the turbine hall, from music performances to exhibitions. It really is a unique place that you must see!
The view from the top of the Tate Modern is truly breathtaking! You look out over the River Thames and see the London skyline in all its glory. On a clear day you can even see Canary Wharf and Wembley Station. It is truly a unique experience to enjoy this impressive city from this viewpoint.
daily from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
the Tate Modern museum is free to visit and no tickets need to be reserved. There is an entrance fee for special exhibitions.
how do you get there?
Southwark underground station. From here it is about a 600m walk north towards the Thames.