Tate Britain

Tate Britain

Love art?

You will love Tate Britain.

One of the country’s biggest art museums, Tate Britain was built by sugar magnate Henry Tate in 1897 and its sits proudly down river from Houses of Parliament. Sir Henry Tate made his money on making sugar cubes and its his own collection of paintings that is the foundation of Tate Galleries.

Tate Britain sits on the site the old Millbank Prison from 1816 1890, a holding prison for convicts being transported to Australia.

Tate Britain holds a very large collection of British art  from 1500 to present day and it is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world.

Its the home of the famous and much debated Turner Price exhibition and award which take place every year. Named after JMW Turner one of Britain’s  most famous landscape painters. Tuner gave his art works to the nation and today an entire wing at the museum is dedicated to his work.

During a guided tour of Tate Britain we will look at a a variety of paintings through the ages. Its a colourful museum and the artwork is outstanding.

For the hardcore art lover it is possible to do Tate Modern and Tate Britain as we can travel between both on a river boat that stops by both galleries. Its a very arty day out.

This years 2017 blockbuster at Tate Britain it  the David Hockey Exhibition which opens on 9th of February and closes on 29th of May.

Entrance to Tate Britain is free.