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Tate Britain/Tate Modern

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Tate Britain/Tate Modern

I will be in London for a weekend next month and have one day to do some sightseeing. Having never been to the Tate Britain or Modern, I am making plans to see at least one of them. I prefer the "classical" art of the TB more than modern art, however, if we are up for it, maybe we will do both. I've heard there is a boat that connects the two. Is this true and has anyone done that? I know this is a matter of taste, but if you have been to both and like both periods equally, which museum did you prefer?

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1. Re: Tate Britain/Tate Modern

http://www.tate.org.uk/tatetotate/

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Hi, Good question and welcome to London! I have been visiting Tate Britain for over 50 years (it used to be called The Tate Gallery, that was before Tate Modern opened). If you like classical art you must see Tate Britain, it is a lovely building filled with pictures (and some sculpture) from the history of British Art. my favourites are the Pre-Raphaelites and other 19C art. And attached you have a whole building full of Turner's paintings. As you mentioned there is a boat that connects to the Tate Modern and it is a nice trip, passing the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben and the London Eye etc. I have to say that I am not so keen on Tate Modern, although we often pop in to eat our packed lunch and use their toilets! I did go there recently to see the Gauguin ex. but the place is always very crowded and most of the permanent collection leaves me cold. The building itself is worth a look: the turbine hall of this converted power station is massive. I agree with the previous post about The Wallace Collection, and it's free! Finally I would recommend the impressionist collection at Somerset House, just a short walk away from The National Gallery and The National Portrait Gallery. You could see all of them in one day! Regards, James

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4. Re: Tate Britain/Tate Modern

I second visiting the Courtauld Gallery at Somerset House, especially if you are interested in impressionism. It is a fairly small museum, but packed with fantastic impressionist paintings.

www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/index.shtml

I have visited Tate Britain couple of times mainly to see the Turner paintings, which I truly have enjoyed. I am planning to visit Tate Modern in my next visit to London in May, as they have currently a Miró exhibition there.

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