Tate Modern

    Tate Modern is the name by which the British Museum of Modern Art in London is known. It houses international works from 1900 to the present day. Moved to its current place in May 2000, this building fits perfectly with the theme of its interior, housed in an old power station architecture impressive. Located in the building of the old Bankside power station, Tate Modern welcomes works from artists from all over the world. It is considered one of the best museums in London. The entrance to the permanent collection is free. This includes such memorable works as El caracol by Henri Matisse and The Seagram murals, by Mark Rothko, as well as the latest in live art and photography. Other artists that figure prominently in the collection are Pablo Picasso, Gerhard Richter and Wassily Kandinsky .

    Admission To The Gallery

    Admission to Tate Modern is free, except for temporary exhibitions. Visitors with disabilities have a reduced rate. In case the presence of a companion is necessary, the entrance will be free for this one. Admission to temporary exhibitions is free for children under 12 (up to four per parent or guardian) and for young people aged 12 to 18 it is £5. For more information, see individual exhibitions.


    From Sunday to Thursday, 10.00-18.00

    Friday and Saturday, 10.00-22.00

    The last access to temporary exhibitions will close one hour before the museum closes.

    The museum will be closed on December 24 to 26, and it will open the rest of the days of the year, including holidays and New Year.

    Bag Size Policy

    For security reasons, bags larger than the size of the cabin bag (55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm) in the gallery are not allowed.

    There is a luggage storage room at Waterloo Station.

    How to Get There


    Southwark: Jubilee line, about 600 meters.
    Blackfriars: District and Circle lines, about 800 meters.
    St Paul's: Central Line, at about 1100 meters.


    Lines 45, 63 and 100 stop at Blackfriars Bridge Road.
    Lines RV1 and 381 stop at Southwark Street.
    Line 344 stops at Southwark Bridge Road.


    Blackfriars station, 300 from the south exit and 800 meters from the north exit.
    London Bridge Station, at 1100 meters approx.


    Tate Boat is a ship that circulates every forty minutes along the River Thames between Tate Modern and Tate Britain. There are other transportation options along the river between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier. You must buy your ticket before boarding.


    The nearest bike rental stations are on New Globe Street and Southwark Street.


    The nearest taxi stop is located on Holland Street, opposite the Turbine Hall.


    Tate Modern does not have car parks in the museum or streets around. Public transport is the easiest way to get to the gallery.


    The pick-up or drop-off point is located on Southwark Street, a short walk from the main entrance.

    Inside The Gallery

    Gallery staff will help you get the most out of your visit. Many of museum assistants speak several languages. To find yours, look at the pin they wear on the uniform. Do not hesitate to contact them, either to plan your visit or to share stories, ideas and opinions about the exhibitions.

    The audio guide offers you a unique view of the permanent collection in Tate Modern. A great introduction to modern and contemporary art, with interviews of artists, interactive games and music inspired by art.

    The price for a family of four, including at least one under 18, is £ 11. The audio guide is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and British sign language.

    Places In The Gallery


    These industrial spaces constitute the first galleries of a museum permanently dedicated to live art exhibitions, performances, installations and films. The Tanks have a program of new works created especially for this space.


    Enter through the Turbine Hall and turn right before reaching the ticket office for temporary exhibitions.


    Visit this iconic space dedicated to large sculptures and artistic montages designed for the room.The way in which artists have interpreted this industrial space has changed the public's perception of contemporary art in the 20th century.


    This is the central space of Tate Modern and has an access ramp on the front. Located in Bankside.


    The last floor of the Blavatnik Building is an open terrace with a gazebo. It offers spectacular 360º views of the London skyscrapers.The bar has a service of drinks and snacks.

    Location and access

    The terrace is located on the top floor of the Blavatnik Building. If you want to climb you can use the stairs or the elevator on the ground floor.
    The last access will be made 30 minutes before the closing of the gallery.


    This is a collaborative space for all audiences, designed to explore ideas and discover new perspectives of life through art.

    See the list of events for dates and times.

    From Tuesday to Sunday, 12.00 to 18.00.

    Free entrance.


    Tate Modern, Blavatnik Building, fifth floor.


    We suggest that you start your visit on the second floor of the Natalie Bell Building, here you will find the Home Gallery (Start Gallery). This exhibition presents you some of the most beloved works of the Tate collection.

    In addition to the permanent collection, the museum presents temporary exhibitions.

    Food and Drink


    They serve a menu of British specialties with spectacular views.Appropriate for families.

    From Sunday to Thursday, 10.00-17.30

    Friday and Saturday, 10.00-21.30

    Natalie Bell Building, sixth floor


    Enjoy delicious cakes, teas of whole leaves or a coffee overlooking the riverbank.

    From Monday to Sunday, 10.00-18.00

    Natalie Bell Building, first floor


    You can drink Tate coffee, teas, cold drinks and snacks.

    From Monday to Sunday, 10.00-18.00

    Natalie Bell Building, third floor


    They serve personalized drinks and a delicious selection of cakes and pies.

    From Friday to Wednesday, 10.00 -19.00

    From Thursday to Saturday, 10.00-22.00

    Blavatnik building, first floor


    Enjoy a good meal and a drink with views over the London skyscrapers.Our à la carte menu unites seasonal British cuisine with wines from the best Tate winning wineries.

    From Sunday to Thursday, 12.00-15.00

    Friday and Saturday, 12.00-21.30

    The restaurant service will be interrupted from 3:30 to 6:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays

    Blavatnik building, ninth floor


    The museum has five stores with an unrivaled range of art books, magazines, prints, jewelery, plates, as well as specially selected products and collaborations of designers.

    • Terrace shop on the first floor, Blavatnik Building
    • T ewer of the Turbine Room on the ground floor, Booiler House
    • River Store and Tate Edit store on the first floor, Natalie Bell Building
    • Exhibition shop on the third floor, Natalie Bell Building

    Visiting Tate Museum As A Family


    Admission to temporary exhibitions is free for children under 12 years of age.

    The help desk for families is available to help you on weekends and school holidays.


    Draw sketches on the Bloomberg digital drawing bar and admire how your drawings would look on the walls. Natalie Bell Building, first floor.

    Playing up: it is an activity where families are encouraged to play together and the creativity, confidence and imagination of children is encouraged. Available on weekends during school holiday periods.

    Blavatnik building, third floor.


    The menu in the Kitchen & Bar is appropriate for families. If you want to have a drink, a coffee or a snack, go to one of the coffee shops.Natalie Bell Building, ground floor.

    During school holidays and weekends, The Room for Schools and Families can be used as a room to eat. Natalie Bell Building, ground floor.

    It is also allowed to eat in all rooms not intended for the gallery and in the outside garden.

    You will find sources of drinking water in the second, third and fourth floors of the Natalie Bell Buildings and in the Hall for Schools and Families on the ground floor.

    Visit With Your Family

    You can store your baby's cart in the wardrobe or take it with you during your visit.

    You can breastfeed your baby wherever you want. If you want privacy, you can go to the facilities with baby changing tables located on the ground floor, at the Natalie


    Accessible parking

    Accessible parking

    Tate Modern has 12 parking spaces for visitors with disabilities with access on Park Street.
    Reserve your seat at least 24 hours in advance.

    For reservations

    Send an email to (for the reservation it is necessary to indicate your name, contact details, date and time of your visit).

    Call +44 (0) 20 7887 8888 - option 1 (every day, from 09.45 to 18.00)

    When you have parked your car, enter through the south entrance of the Blavatnik building, approximately 30-70 meters from the parking spaces. In this entrance, the two elevators on the right will take you to the ground floor (lockers, cloakroom, lockers, toilets, shop and Turbine Room).

    If you have booked an electric scooter or a wheelchair, you can also pick them up at the South Entrance (access without steps).

    Point to pick up or drop passengers

    The pick-up or drop-off point is located on Holland Street, near the entrance to the Turbine Hall (access without steps).

    Parking spaces for guides with the Blue Badge

    There are no parking spaces for guides with the Blue Badge in the immediate vicinity of Tate Modern.

    The nearest accessible car parks are on Emerson Street (1 long-term parking area), Hopton Street (2 long-term areas and 1 short-term zone) and New Globe Walk (2 long-term zones).

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