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Tate Modern, London
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London SE1 9TG
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Tate Modern Building, London

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A trip to the Tate Modern is anything but boring. The collection is bright, bold and beautiful. The exhibits are arranged in hubs and spokes. The art is hung in a recycled building. The museum is located in a hip part of London. Now for the details. The Tate Modern is Britain's national gallery of international modern art. The museum comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day and of international modern art from 1900 onward. The collection is arranged in themes rather than chronological order. The turbine hall - 35 meters high - features sculpture projects of enormous size. The collection is housed in a disused power station. The museum is located in the newly arrived south bank barrio called Southwark.
Getting There
Tate Modern is located on the south bank of the River Thames and is situated in the south London borough of Southwark. The nearest underground stations are Southwark (Jubilee Line), Mansion House (District and Circle lines) and St. Pauls (Central Line). The nearest railroad stations are Blackfriars and London Bridge. Buses 45, 63, 100, RV1, 381, and 344 all stop near the museum. The museum is also reachable by boat. Both Thames Clippers and Tate Boat stop at Bankside Pier. There is no car parking at the Tate Modern. Cycle docking stations are found on New Globe Street and Southwark Street.
Hours & Times
The museum is open Sunday through Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 and Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 22:00. Extended hours are often offered for special exhibits. Last admission to special exhibitions is 45 minutes before close. Closed December 24, 25 and 26. The museum boasts a broad family program. A children's multimedia guide is available anytime during regular gallery hours. Art activities are offered on most weekends and some school holidays.
Things to Keep in Mind
Tate Modern is a kid-friendly museum and is accessible to children of all ages. So why have we rated it kids 12 and older? This modern art museum is a top choice for teens on a first trip to London. Children under 12 rank it lower than landmarks, guard mounting, and open-top bus tours on a list of must sees. Entrance is free. A fee is charged for some special exhibits.
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