Tate Britain is an art museum with a focus on British art ranging from 1500 to modern-day. The collection draws from the Tate collection, which includes over 78,000 works of art from 4,000 British artists.
There are two large main galleries in the museum. The Duveen Galleries opened in 1937. They were the first public galleries in England to be specifically built for the display of sculptures. The 300-foot long gallery is as stunning as the art that it houses.
The Prints and Drawings room houses an amazing collection of sketchbooks and watercolours. Including works by visionary artist J M W Turner. If you wish to browse the gallery, you will need to make an appointment. You can select the artworks that you are interested in viewing before your arrival.
Planning Your Visit
Entry to the main museum is free. There is a charge for over 12s to enter the special exhibitions. The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.
There is a cafe on the lower floor of the gallery. Here you can get both hot and cold food, as well as kid-friendly meals. There is an impressive gift shop in the museum where you are bound to find something to delight you or your loved ones.
If you are looking for a more decadent dining experience, you can visit the Rex Whistler Restaurant. There is a wine cellar overseen by a dedicated sommelier. You can enjoy the delicious wine and food while you take in the mural that spans the back wall.
Tate Britain is proud to encourage young people to develop a love for art. So, they have regular workshops every day as well as special events during school holidays.
Getting To The Museum
Tate Britain is well served by the tube system. There are three stations in close proximity. These are Pimlico, Vauxhall and Westminster. If you are travelling from The Darlington Hotel, you have several options. All the tube routes require you to change line once. You can take the number 36 bus directly from St Mary’s Hospital Stop P to Pimlico Station Stop D. This is the fastest option.