Danny and I never visited Tate Modern, until August. It was time to visit this landmark across the City of London.
Tate Modern is United Kingdom‘s national gallery of international modern art. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark.
Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.
Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. As with the UK’s other national galleries and museums, there is no admission charge for access to the collection displays, which take up the majority of the gallery space, while tickets must be purchased for the major temporary exhibitions.
The gallery is a highly visited museum, pulling in approximately 5.8 million visitors in 2018.
So yes, we were not alone. But the crowd never was an issue except when using the elevators to go up the tower. And no, the stairs aren’t a realistic option.
Im’n not an art specialist so I can’t say much about the art. I was overjoyed to see a facsimile though of Marcel Duchamp‘s ‘Fountain‘ toilet. Te original is lost to the world unfortunately.
We spent some two hours in the museum, which you might deem iconoclastically short. If you appreciate modern art more, you might spend more time there.
With the help of Wikipedia.