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Tate Modern Discovery Guided Tour

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Art enthusiasts, this is for you! Explore the art gallery Tate Modern to see its must-sees on a 1-hour guided tour led by an expert.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Tate Modern's latest exhibits with a resident expert, unlocking the secrets of contemporary art.

  • Your guide will delve into the impact of Picasso's Cubism and Dali's Surrealism, techniques that challenged how we perceive art.

  • Your guide will also show works that address social and political issues, including Diego Rivera's 20th-century work Still Life, and Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds from 2010.

  • You can also see sculptures and installations like Cildo Meireles' Babel, built from thousands of recycled suitcases symbolizing globalization.

  • Did you know Tate Modern wasn't always a museum for contemporary art? It's housed in a former power station, converted in the 2000s.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided tour of Tate Modern

  • English-speaking guide

  • Entry to Tate Modern

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

An exploration of contemporary art

Join an art expert and go on a 1-hour tour through Tate Modern. Unveiling hidden layers, your guide will bring Tate Modern's collection to life. Delve into the emotional depths of Mark Rothko's Black on Maroon, where vast color fields evoke contemplation. Witness the playful whimsy of Salvador Dalí's Lobster Telephone, where a crustacean replaces a receiver, blurring the lines between reality and dreams. Your guide will also point out hidden gems, like the Tanks – once underground oil storage tanks, now a pulsating space for video installations and performances. Prepare to be challenged by Marcel Duchamp's Fountain, a readymade urinal that redefines the concept of art.

Become an art enthusiast

The Tate Modern houses works by legendary figures like Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Andy Warhol. Discuss the concept of "found objects" in art with Marcel Duchamp's Fountain and the dreamlike imagery of Paul Klee's Ships in the Dark. Your guide can explain how Klee's use of biomorphic forms and shapes resembling living organisms, creates a sense of mystery and invites viewers to interpret the artwork on a personal level. Don't miss Claude Monet's Water Lilies, which continues to inspire modern art in many forms, including Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. The lighting becomes part of the art, with bright, airy spaces giving way to moody, intimate corners.

What to bring

  • Bring local currency or your preferred payment method for meals, souvenirs, and extra delights not covered by the ticket.

What's not allowed

  • Keep in mind sharp metallic tools or objects, food & beverages, and bags or items larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!

  • Shutterbugs, take note: Flash photography is a no-go inside the venue.

  • Respect the art by keeping a safe distance and using your eyes to explore the masterpieces.

Accessibility

  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

  • Accessible parking spaces and public transportation options are available.

  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.

Additional Information

  • Facilities: restroom, parking, cloakroom, changing rooms, and restaurants.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Tate Modern.

  • Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom.

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