Tate Britain

Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
Admission: Free
Free Entry
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening
Has Temporary Exhibitions
Has Permanent Collection

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 1800
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 1800
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed 24th-26th December. The Late at Tate is hosted some Fridays until 9 pm. Look at calendar for this special evening.
Opening times and days may vary please check their program and schedule.
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Tube : Pimlico (Victoria line).

The best way to discover British Art in London is to visit the Tate Britain, the oldest gallery in town, opened in 1897. Its collection offers a retrospective of British art from 1500 to the present day. As such, it is the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world. Among all the famous English artists, it houses a substantial collection of the works of J. M. W. Turner.

The museum is still located in the Tate's original premises on Millbank on the site of Millbank Prison. Named National Gallery of British Art, it became commonly known as the Tate Gallery, after its founder Sir Henry Tate.

The gallery houses and displays both British and Modern collections, but was renamed "Tate Britain" in March 2000, before the launch of Tate Modern, which is dedicated itself to the display of historical and contemporary British art only.

The gallery organises career retrospectives of British artists and temporary major exhibitions of British Art. The Tate Britain hosts the annual and usually controversial Turner Prize exhibition.

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1599 - 1641

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1840 - 1917

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1697 - 1768

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United Kingdom
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Edward Burne-Jones
United Kingdom
1833 - 1898

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Frederic Leighton
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
1776 - 1837

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Paolo Veronese
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Thomas Gainsborough
United Kingdom
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William Blake
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Past exhibitions at Tate Britain - now closed:
Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm 2nd Oct 2013 - 5th Jan 2014
Artist and Empire 25th Nov 2015 - 10th Apr 2016
British Folk Art 10th Jun 2014 - 7th Sep 2014
Frank Auerbach 9th Oct 2015 - 13th Mar 2016
Kenneth Clark 20th May 2014 - 10th Aug 2014
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life 26th Jun 2013 - 20th Oct 2013
Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process 10th Mar 2015 - 17th May 2015
Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists 12th Nov 2013 - 13th Feb 2014
Richard Deacon 5th Feb 2014 - 27th Apr 2014
Ruin Lust 4th Mar 2014 - 18th May 2014
Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860 25th Feb 2015 - 7th Jun 2015
Sculpture Victorious 25th Feb 2015 - 25th May 2015
Susan Philipsz: War Damaged Musical Instruments 21st Nov 2015 - 3rd Apr 2016
Vanilla and Concrete 9th Nov 2015 - 19th Jun 2016