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Love it or hate it, modern art certainly gets a reaction. To see what the fuss is all about head to the Tate Modern, Britain's national museum of international modern art. Opened in 2000, the gallery houses art from as far back as the 1500's, till the present day. Entry to the permanent collections and many of the temporary exhibitions is free.

This impressive gallery is housed within the old Bankside Power Station, making the space itself as much of an attraction as the collections it contains. On display you can see work by such greats as Warhol, Picasso, Dalí & Matisse.

We entered via the Turbine Hall, which used to house the electricity generators of the old power station. It is seven storeys tall and here you can see specially-commissioned work by up and coming artists. When we visited the Turbine Hall was filled with this huge red funnel-like masterpiece - not exactly sure what it was, but it sure was impressive!

Suffering from art-overload? Why not relax for a while at the Tate Modern Restaurant, on the 7th floor of the building. It offers fine dining with spectacular views over London. Alternatively, there is a more relaxed café or an Espresso bar for that quick caffeine boost. We stopped by the 2nd floor café for a light lunch and a much needed coffee.

Modern Art - can someone explain it to me please!?

Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Directions: Nearest Tube: Southwark or Blackfriars
Phone: 020 7887 8000
Website: http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/

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  • Written Aug 23, 2006
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