The Tate Britain, former Tate Gallery, displays the world’s largest collection of British art, from the 16th century until the present days. The pieces of international modern art, are installed at Tate Modern. At the neighbour Clore Gallery there is a magnificent collection Turner Bequest, donated to the country by the great landscape painter J. Turner, in 1851. Clore Gallery has its own entrance and it is also a great attraction, thanks to the witty post-modernist design by the architect Sir James Stirling.
The permanent exhibitions occupy three quarters of the main floor. Starting at the northwest end, the show follows the chronological order, from the 16th century to present days. Each hall is devoted to a historical theme or a major artist. Temporary exhibitions take place in the rest of the main floor and galleries of the ground floor.
How to Explore Tate Britain
The pieces of Tate are part of the huge collection of Tate Collection. The variety of works on display and the temporary exhibitions make it a gallery for every taste – from Elizabethans portraits to modern facilities. Although the Tate has been expanded, the number of British works is much greater than the space available. The solution was to book venues for periodically renewed exhibitions.
Daily from 10:00AM till 6:00PM.
Closed on 24, 25 and 26 December.
Free of charge (except special exhibitions)
London SW1P 4RG
Closest attractions: Whitehall and Westminster.
Getting there:Pimlico, Westminster and Vauxhall tube stations. Buses 2, 36, 87, 88, 185, 436 and C10.
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7887 8888