Tate Britain – The home of British art from 1500 to the present day

Tate Britain Tate Modern Tate St. Ives  Tate Liverpool are the four Galleries under same TATE management. Tate Britain Tate Modern are situated in London. We highlight here two London Galleries

Tate Britain was first opened in 1897 with small collection of British artworks. Today it houses almost 70000 artworks of modern and contemporary art. Here, permanent works focus on British masterpieces from the 16th to late 20th centuries.

The home of British art from 1500 to the present day. This is the National Gallery of British Arts

Tate Britain history as a National Gallery of British Arts

In 1889 Industrialist Henry Tate offered his collection of British art to the nation. Since there was no enough space in the National Gallery, a new gallery was created for only British Art. A former prison at Millbank Penitentiary was chosen for the new Gallery in 1892. The gallery opened its doors to the public in 1897. This gallery renamed as Tate Gallery in 1932. Besides Henry’s gift, there are other works of British artists. The gallery at Millbank works as the National Gallery of British arts. It became wholly independent from the National Gallery in 1955.

Tate Britain Collections: Turner Artworks

This is the core gallery of Tate Britain. It houses world’s largest collection of Turner paintings. There are over 300 oil paintings, sketches and watercolours chart. His creations were from his boyhood to mature master. This Art Gallery is one of the main attractions of this museum. You can not miss it.

Besides,  you can see other iconic masterpieces by Gainsborough, Constable, David Hockney 

Tate Britain: Admission ticket price, opening hours

Admission Tickets: Free admission i.e. no entrance fee. There is a charge for special exhibitions. Tate Members and Patrons get free entry to special exhibitions
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 6pm. (last entry 5pm). Closed 24–26 December but open Bank Holidays and New Year’s Day

Address and nearest tube to Tate Britain

Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Telephone and Email: 020 7887 8888. Email. [email protected], [email protected]
Nearest Tube Train Bus: Pimlico (Victoria Line), Vauxhall (Victoria Line), Westminster (Jubilee, District and Circle Lines). Train- Vauxhall, Victoria. Bus- Bus numbers 87, 88, C10, 2, 36, 185, 436. Visit Transport for London Journey Planner how to get Tate Britain
Car parking: limited pay and display parking in the streets around Tate Britain. Only five accessible parking spaces on the Tate Britain site but you need to book it in advance preferably 24 hours before. Three spaces for Blue Badge holders.

Download the Tate Britain Floor Map to organise your visit.

Visit its website for more and update information. Visit also its sister gallery Tate Modern

Tate Modern- International modern and contemporary art

Tate Modern Gallery was opened in May 2000. It houses mainly international modern and contemporary art. It is one of the UK’s top three tourist attractions. It generates an estimated £100 million in economic benefits to London annually. Finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017

Tate Modern: Admission ticket price, opening hours

Admission Tickets: Free admission i.e. no entrance fee. There is a charge for special exhibitions. Tate Members and Patrons get free entry to special exhibitions
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday to Saturday 10am-10pm. Last admission 45 minute before the closing time. Closed 24–26 December, but open Bank Holidays and New Year’s Day.

Address and nearest tube to Tate Modern

Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Telephone and Email: 020 7887 8888 Email. [email protected], [email protected]
Nearest Tube Train Bus: Southwark (Jubilee Line), Blackfriars (District and Circle Line), St Paul’s (Central Line), Train- Blackfriars, London Bridge. Bus- Bus numbers: 45, 63, 100, RV1, 381, 344. Visit Transport for London Journey Planner how to get Tate Modern
Car parking: No parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. Public transport preferable. Only twelve accessible parking spaces on the Tate Britain site but you need to book it in advance preferably 24 hours before. No spaces for Blue Badge holders.

Download the Tate Modern Floor Map for easy viewing plan

Visit its website for more and update information. Similar popular attractions are National GalleryVictoria and Albert MuseumSomerset House or other popular museums arts galleries

Tate Britain Tate Modern Exhibitions Events Shops

There are many exhibitions and Events run round the year. Please visit the main Tate’s webpage to see what’s on for Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate St. Ives or Tate Liverpool. Buy your exhibition ticket from Tate Shop. You can also buy gift items, painting, pictures etc. The upstairs cafe of Tate Modern has a wonderful river Thames views. The building is also amazing to see.

There are new developments always to ensure the galleries continue to expand.  The first Gallery is Tate Britain, other three galleries are Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. You can visit the main Tate website. All information are available for all four galleries from this website.

Find the all Tate Art collection online

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