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Tate is an institution that house a network of four branches: the Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London, the Tate Liverpool, and the Tate St. Ives in Cornwall.

Tate galleries, art museums in the United Kingdom that house the national collection of British art from the 16th century and the national collection of modern art. There are

WHICH ONE TO VISIT?

Obviously the answer to that question is, the closest one. Yes if you live in London, then you have to choose between Tate Modern Or Tate Britain, but why, can’t you go to both? Limited time? Don’t worry, these galleries are open pretty much everyday of the week, and whats more, most of the exhibitions are free, unless you want to see a featured exhibition, which I would encourage,

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Tate Modern

The building is rather easy to navigate, divided in to two sections and speared over several floors. There are clear and viable maps through-out the building and I found very little need for my free map, that has £1 printed on the front, this the staff informed me, is a donation suggestion.

Tate Modern is certainly the larger of the two, The large rooms and galleries provide plenty of space for all the unique installations housed here and keep this bubbling bee hive of activity flowing. Following the eclectic mix of work, I soon realised that each room, ultimately lead to one of several gift shops, where they were seamlessly flogging merchandise with work from the exhibits priced all over them.

Tate Britain

If you appreciate quality architecture, this is the place to be, a vast building, that encapsulates art in a Faberge egg.  It might a reason you don’t take in to consideration before you go, but it is hard to ignore once there. The devils in the details.
If you wish to indulge in a large number of classic, world-famous works of art, then the choice for you will be easy. Tate Britain is home to Sir John Everett Millais’ Ophelia, John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott, and John Constable’s Flatford Mill.  Tate Britain is home to the largest collection of works by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851).

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Monday 10am–6pm Tuesday 10am–6pm Wednesday 10am–6pm Thursday 10am–6pm Friday 10am–10pm Saturday 10am–10pm Sunday 10am–6pm