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Tate Britain

Tate Britain (5822081512) (2)

Tate Britain is part of the Tate network of galleries in England, with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. It is the oldest gallery in the network, having opened in 1897.

Tate Britain houses a significant and large collection of the art of  British art from 1500 to the present day and has large holdings of the works of J. M. W. Turner, who bequeathed all his own collection to the nation.

The Masterpieces of the Tate Britain include:

Further information about the Tate Britain is available via the following links:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                  Tate Britain
  • Previous Names:  National Gallery of British Art (1897-1932); Tate Gallery (1932-2000)
  • City:                      London
  • Country:              United Kingdom
  • Established:        1897
  • Type:                    Art Museum
  • Locations:           Millbank, London, United Kingdom


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Photo Credit: By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (Tate Britain Uploaded by Magnus Manske) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons