Tate Modern is an internationally renowned gallery of modern and contemporary art, presenting works from the beginning of last century up to the present day. It opened in 2000, following the realisation that the Tate collections had become too big for the original building on Millbank. For this reason, in 2000 the new "Tate Modern" gallery was founded in a converted former power station.
Since that time, the Tate Millbank building has returned to its original function of representing British art and is now known as the Tate Britain.
The Tate Modern with its tall brick chimney has become a proud symbol of London and the YBA, or Young British Artists. The area has become a very pleasant place to wander around, for Londoners as well as tourists. Take a stroll along the banks of the Thames, and don't forget to admire the view from the third floor cafe while you're at the Tate Modern.
The insititution hosts top quality exhibitions which compete on a global level at the cutting edge of the arts scene.
Entrance to the Tate Modern is free (or you can donate what you wish) but a fee is charged for admission to the exhibitions.
All year long :
From Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00
On Friday and the Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00
Admission prices :
Closed on 25 December
Closed on 24, 25, 26 December
Last admission to exhibitions: 5.15pm (Friday and Saturday: 9.15pm)