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“the house of the modern art”
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: International modern and contemporary art.
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

the most important collection of the modern art in London (and maybe in the world), in a beautiful place. we enjoyed 3 free guided tour of 60 min: a good way to have a look at a glance of this awesome collection. we recommend this kind of free tour

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

You must go along and see the Matisse Cut-outs exhibition before September 7th when it closes finally. It really is a fantastic exhibition and you'd have to be pretty soulless not to find something to admire and like in the beautiful work Matisse produced in the last years of his life.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

When we looked for vast collections of art in London, we had to include Tate Modern in our itinerary. There was the Matisse exhibition on the fifth floor, but we didn’t get to see it. We saw the art collections on the second, third and fourth floor for which there was a free admission. Due to the free admission, however, the gallery was very crowded. There were maps sold for a pound at the entrance, which contained a lot of information about the collections and the museum. We found many of Picasso’s works ("Weeping Woman", "The Three Dancers", "Bust Of A Woman"), Dalí’s "Metamprphosis Of Narcissus" and "Mountain Lake", Miró’s "Painting", Kandinsky’s "Lake Starnberg", Giacometti’s "Seated Man" and his statues "Man Pointing" and "Walking Woman", Bacon’s "Seated Figure" and "Figures In A Garden", including Monet’s famous "Water-Lilies". Each section was meticulously sorted, with description of every piece of art. There were also collections of photographs (Robert Mapplethorpe). We also loved David King’s "Russian Revolutionary Posters" with empowering slogans. Kids were having fun with interactive screens, drawing and instantly having their drawings on a wall-screen. There was an amazing view from the terrace on the third and fourth floors, overlooking the River Thames, the Millennium Bridge, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Afterwards, we visited the shop on the ground floor which is also worth the visit. We finished our art tour with cakes, cappuccino, and ice tea at the café on the first floor, for which we had to wait for a long time. We recommend this art gallery to all art lovers.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Large open spaces in which to view modern art. This was our first visit and we took a while to navigate ourselves and we didn't find the map particularly helpful. Great to see original works by Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky ...

We walked across the Millenium Bridge to get there which is well worth doing. Wonderful views along the Thames and back towards St Pauls.

Our children really enjoyed the Digital Drawing Bar (on Level 3 by the coffee bar). They designed pictures which were immediately displayed on the wall above.

The Main Shop on the bottom floor is full of art books, cards, posters and other souvenirs of your visit. Our children found a pencil case to decorate, and a pack of blank postcards to design. Both have proved popular purchases now we are back home.

Unfortunately our visit was definitely tainted by the horrendous music accompanying the Indoor Carnival which was performing in the Turbine Hall. We were not the only ones covering our ears! It was loud and the sound ricocheting off the walls distorted horribly. In the end we just had to escape to avoid the impending headache.

We might well visit again. I suspect that without the noise and now that we know our way around it could be a much more enjoyable experience.

Thank StephE999
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

A wonderful old industrial building converted to an art gallery. Tate Modern features a lot of modern art and in my opinion for what it is worth, it is debatable that some of it is even considered to be art! No offence intended. But seriously, 'real' art is beautiful, thought provoking and interesting. I hate to say it but a lot of the art that is featured at Tate is just not art. Anyway enough negative: the 'real' art we did see was enjoyable, the building is magnificent, absolutely over the top massive, well organised, and overall it was a worthwhile visit.

Thank Nunngo
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