Tate Britain Gardens (also known as The Tate Gallery)9113

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

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.

History

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 Facilities

Gallery: Saturday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-10pm (closed 24-26 December)
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Gallery: Saturday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday 10am-10pm (closed 24-26 December)

Directions

Tube: Pimlico (Victoria). Bus: 2, 36, 87, 88, 185, 436, C10. Tate Boat and other river services from Millbank Pier