background preloader

Tate Modern

Tate Modern
Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx Blackfriars: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx St Paul’s: Central Line, 1,100 metres approx. Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit. London Bridge 1,100 metres approx. The Tate Boat runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier. Cycle Hire Docking Stations are located on New Globe Street and Southwark Street. A drop off / pick up point is situated on Holland Street, just outside the main entrance. There are no parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. A drop off / pick up point is situated on Southwark Street, a short walk from the main entrance.

Related:  Museums & Galleries

Home of Charles Darwin (Down House) With its unique place in the history of science, Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, is one of the major visitor attractions in the South East. See the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', still as it was when he worked here, and stroll through the extensive gardens that so inspired the great scientist. Equally fascinating are the glimpses you get into the life of the Darwins in the family rooms. And there’s an exciting interactive multimedia tour, narrated by David Attenborough, to tell you more about how Darwin developed his ideas. For anyone with an interest in science and evolution, this is a fascinating family day out in Kent.

Piccadilly Circus The Circus lies at the intersection of five main roads: Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Street, Covent Street and Haymarket. It was created by John Nash as part of the future King George IV's plan to connect Carlton House - where the Prince Regent resided - with Regent's Park. The creation of Shaftesbury Avenue in 1885 turned the plaza into a busy traffic junction. This made Piccadilly Circus attractive for advertisers, who installed London's first illuminated billboards here in 1895. For some time the plaza was surrounded by billboards, creating London's version of Times Square, but Eros statue

Christ Church Picture Gallery Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in possessing an important collection of Old Master paintings and drawings, housed in a purpose-built Gallery of considerable architectural interest in itself. General John Guise bequeathed his collection of over 200 paintings and almost 2000 drawings to his former college, where it arrived after his death in 1765. This extraordinary gift enabled Christ Church to introduce art into Oxford education without the necessity to travel to Italy or to gain access to stately homes, which still held the majority of art collections in the country. At that date the collection was unequalled by any other Oxford institution.

Where dreams come true Collectors Brazil Deep in the Brazilian jungle, Inhotim’s founder Bernardo Paz offers artists a place to realise their most ambitious projects By Cristina Ruiz. Features, Issue 218, November 2010Published online: 22 November 2010 Lost in the jungle (from top): Matthew Barney's "De Lama Lamina" in a geodesic dome designed by Paula Zasnicoff Cardoso, Chris Burden's "Beam Drop" and Doug Aitken's "Sonic Pavilion" There is a place in the Brazilian jungle where artists are told to make their dreams come true. Painting of the Month He’s England’s patron saint, but little can be said with any certainty about Saint George. According to legend, Saint George was a Roman soldier who refused to recant his Christian faith, and who was subjected to brutal torture and death by the Emperor Diocletian. He was martyred in Nicomedia (in modern Turkey) and buried in Lydda (in modern Israel). Uccello depicts the scene for which Saint George is most associated - his battle with the dragon - a legend that became popular in the 13th century when recounted by Jacobus de Voragine. The legend tells of a town in Lydda, terrorised by a fearsome dragon living in a nearby lake. After trying to appease the dragon by feeding him sheep, the townsfolk were forced to offer their own people, who were chosen by lot.

Hayward Gallery See all events taking place in Hayward Gallery Hayward Gallery has a long history of presenting work by the world's most adventurous and innovative artists. For free entry to all exhibitions become a Southbank Centre Member. Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968, it is an outstanding example of sixties brutalist architecture and is one of the few remaining buildings of this style. It was designed by a group of young architects, including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron.

Aztecs (Mexica) During the twelfth century AD the Mexica were a small and obscure tribe searching for a new homeland. Eventually they settled in the Valley of Mexico and founded their capital, Tenochtitlan, in 1345. At the beginning of the sixteenth century it was one of the largest cities in the world. Shrewsbury Museums Service - Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery You are here: Home : Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery at Rowley's House occupies two adjoining buildings, one of which is timber-framed (originally built as a merchant's warehouse in the 16th or early 17th Century) and the other a stone and brick building built around 1618 (the mansion of the merchant William Rowley). The buildings are among the finest in Shrewsbury. The ground floor of Rowley's House is now the temporary home of Shrewsbury's Visitor Information Centre. Opening and Admission 2013

A “subversive Disneyland” at the end of the world Collectors Australia The gambling millionaire David Walsh is opening a museum in Tasmania that will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before By Cristina Ruiz. Features, Issue 215, July-August 2010Published online: 15 July 2010 Tasmanian collector David Walsh owns Jenny Saville's Matrix, 1999 (above), which he describes as "one of the pieces I like most"

Ancient Egypt Towards the end of the fourth millennium BC several independent city-states were unified to form a single state, marking the beginning of over 3,000 years of pharaonic civilisation in the Nile Valley. Fertile earth left behind after the yearly Nile flood provided the basis for Egypt’s agricultural prosperity, a key factor in the longevity of the civilisation. Impressive monuments were erected in the name of kings, from monumental temples for the gods to the pyramids marking the burials of rulers.

General history The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all 'studious and curious persons'. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today. Polynesia The islands of the eastern Pacific are known as Polynesia, from the Greek for ‘many islands’. They lie across a vast stretch of ocean from Hawaii in the north, to New Zealand in the south and Easter Island in the east. The western Polynesian islands of Fiji and Tonga were settled approximately 3,000 years ago, whilst New Zealand was settled as recently as AD1200. Astley Cheetham Art Gallery Astley Cheetham Art Gallery leaflet 1.82 MB Tameside Museums and Galleries are part of the Greater Manchester Museums Group. Find out more about our connected history here. Gallery opening hours:- Saturday 26 April 10am - 3pm Saturday 3 May 10am - 3pm Saturday 31 May 10am - 3pm Saturday 14 June 10am - 3pm Saturday 28 June 10am - 3pm Saturday 5 July 10am - 3pm Saturday 19 July 10am - 3pm Saturday 2 August 10am - 3pm Saturday 9 August 10am - 3pm Saturday 16 August 10am - 3pm Saturday 23 August 10am - 3pm Saturday 30 August 10am - 3pm Saturday 6 September 10am - 3pm Saturday 27 September 10am - 3pm Saturday 4 October 10am - 3pm Saturday 25 October 10am - 3pm Saturday 1 November 10am - 3pm Saturday 22 November 10am - 3pm Saturday 6 December 10am - 3pm Saturday 20 December 10am - 3pm

On Nature On Nature Travel Does Instituto Inhotim, a 240-hectare art park and botanical garden in south-east Brazil, represent a new kind of institutional operation?

It's a museum of Modern Art. It's a building with 4 floors. There are lots of paintings of artists who are exposed in this place: Matis, Picasso... In particular french artists. I don't like this visit because certain works are without life and emotion. by laurakaupiez Jan 20

Related:  LondonMuseumsLondresout and aboutmuseumsVoyage LondresArt GaleriesLONDONMUSEEMuseum & gallery LondonLondresMUSEUM & Galleryvoyage LONDRESPhotography GalleriesLondonLONDON 2013