The Tate Britain Gallery houses the largest collection of British art worldwide. Opened in 1897, it was the first of the Tate network in the United Kingdom that currently includes the Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives.
Tate Britain’s extensive collection covers over 500 years of creativity, including artwork of major British artists from 1500 until the present day.
The main British art collection is displayed in chronological order, including galleries dedicated to one only artist and other halls exhibiting art in a more historical context.
The permanent collection is divided into three sections:
In our opinion, there are more interesting museums to visit. However, if you decide to go to Tate Britain we recommend getting to the museum by the Tate Boat, a boat that connects Tate Modern with Tate Britain.
If you’re only in London for a few days, we then recommend missing this museum out.
5 Atterbury St.
Open daily: 10 am to 6 pm
Boat: The Tate Boat runs every fourty minutes down the River Thames, bwtween Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
Tube: Pimlico, Victoria line.
Buses: 2, 3, C10, 36, 87, 88, 159, 185, 436 and 507.