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Great free day out for the whole family
Tate Modern (London)
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Tate Modern (London)
Advantages: Great pieces of work
Disadvantages: Gets crowded
If you are looking for something to do free in London then one of the options open to you is the Tate Modern and as it is inside it is a great choice in the winter.
It is located on the south side of the Thames, if you get off at St Pauls tube station then it is a short walk down gto the Millenium Bridge which is a great way to approach the art gallery however you can also use Southwark or Blackfriars tube stations as well. Using the bridge gives you an excellent view of the former power station.
It is free to enter however there are a number of contribution points with suggestions for those who want to donate, entering via the massive Turbine Hall is my favourite way to go in as the exhibits in here change and are usually a single large piece of art that by its nature is interactive, the current piece is an experience of sensory depravation as you walk into a large box in total darkness.
In all there are seven levels to the Tate Modern and most of the galleries are free however they do have special exhibitions and for these you do have to buy a ticket however there is plenty of good stuff to see without spending a penny and walking around the various galleries is a real journey of dioscovery with some great works of art and others that I just do not get.
There is work on show from Picasso, Rousseau, Dali and Warhiol to name but a few and also one of my favourites Gilbert and George who do some col work. Thereare lots of mixed media works and small viewoing areas and the place is good for children as there are lots of interactive displays and you can sit down and doyour own drawing if you want. As well as paintings there are plenty of sculptures to look at and some very large pieces of work.
If you are hungry there is a restaurant and a couple of cafes however these area bit on the expensive side. The toilets are nice and clean and can be found on very floor.
It is a top place to visit and the exhibits change around on a fairly regular basis so repeat visits are always enjoyable.
Summary: Super modern art museum
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