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Tate Modern

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Tate Modern is an art gallery located in London. It houses the United Kingdom's national collection of international modern and contemporary art, and forms part of the Tate group together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives.[2] It is located in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark.

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Tate Modern
A large oblong brick building with square chimney stack in centre of front face. It stands on the far side of the River Thames, with a curving white foot bridge on the left.
Tate Modern is located in Central London
Tate Modern
Location within Central London
Established2000; 23 years ago (2000)
London, SE1
United Kingdom
Visitors1,432,991 (2020)
DirectorFrances Morris
Public transit accessLondon Underground National Rail Blackfriars

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, whereas tickets must be purchased for the major temporary exhibitions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the museum was closed for 173 days in 2020, and attendance plunged by 77 per cent to 1,432,991. However, it recovered strongly in 2022, with 3,883,160 visitors, making it the third most visited in Britain and the fourth-most visited art museum in the world.[3]

The nearest railway and London Underground station is Blackfriars, which is 550 yards (0.5 km) from the gallery.[4]