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London
Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
TfL Fare Zone 1
 
 
 
 
 
This art gallery holds the world’s greatest collection of British art. Works date from the 16th century to the present day. All Britain’s famous artists are represented – William Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds, George Stubbs, the Romantic artists Blake and Constable, and painters of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
 
Turner Collection
The Turner Collection is outstanding and is housed in the specially built Clore Gallery.
 
Contemporary Artists
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From the 20th century there are works by Francis Bacon, Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and young British artists from the 1990s.
 
Contemporary artists are featured through the Art Now and the Turner Prize programmes.
 
The gallery is slightly out of the way on the north bank of the River Thames on Millbank. Millbank stretches between the Lambeth and Vauxhall bridges. The building was completed in 1897 and is most imposing. A flight of 18 steps rises to the porticoed entrance.
 
The gallery is one of a series of 4 Tate galleries. On the south side of the river at Bankside is the Tate Modern. The other two galleries are in St Ives in Cornwall and Liverpool in north-west England.
 
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The original gallery and what is now Tate.Britain was built by the colonial sugar magnate and philanthropist, Henry Tate, and endowed with his magnificent personal art collection.
 
Disabled Access
Use the Clore Gallery entrance on Millbank.
 
Opening Hours & Admission
Open all year except 25 & 26 December
10.00 – 18.00 hours.
Last admission is three-quarters of an hour before closing.
There is a lot to see so a visit can take as long as you want.
Admission is free
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)2078 878 888 - Menu number 4 (Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.50)
Mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Getting There
To find the best way for getting to Tate Britain, visit TfL Journey Planner, link above.
 
- By Underground
Pimlico Station Victoria Line
Vauxhall Station Victoria Line
Westminster Station Jubilee, District and Circle Lines
 
Pimlico Station
It is about a 600 metre walk to Tate Britain. We recommend this route.
 
Vauxhall Station
Approximately an 850 metre walk.
 
Westminster Station
A 1.2Km (3/4 Mile) walk beside the river almost to Vauxhall Bridge – a flat, but interesting walk.
 
- By Bus
A number of buses service the area, including the 2, 3, C10, 36, 87 (formerly 77A), 88, 159, 185, 436 and 507.
 
- By Boat
The 'Tate Boat' runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Modern, the London Eye and Tate Britain (Millbank Pier outside Tate Britain) from Tate Britain or Tate Modern
 
For tickets and timetable go to Tate Boat website  Web:  Tate to Tate website or Tel: +44 (0)2078 878 888. Tickets can be purchased on the boat subject to availability. Advance tickets are valid for use all day.  Refer Tate Boat website (above) for Disability Boat Access 
 
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