Areas of garden flank the main entrance and as the buildings have been successively enlarged, the landscaped areas have also been re-modelled over the years. In 2000 the gallery was re-dedicated to British art and renamed Tate Britain, when the new Tate Modern was constructed at the former Bankside Power Station.
The Tate Gallery was built in 1897 named after Sir Henry Tate who gave his collection to the nation and paid for the building. The site selected was part of the former site of the Millbank Penitentiary, which was demolished in 1890.
Visitor FacilitiesGallery: Saturday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-10pm (closed 24-26 December)
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsGallery: Saturday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-10pm (closed 24-26 December)
DirectionsTube: Pimlico (Victoria). Bus: 2, 36, 87, 88, 185, 436, C10. Tate Boat and other river services from Millbank Pier