Reasons why you should take a day off to visit Tate Britain Part 2

Reasons why you should take a day off to visit Tate Britain Part 2

Reasons why you should take a day off to visit Tate Britain Part 2

I previously wrote about the Henry Moore exhibition, which was perhaps the centrepiece at Tate Britain, and various reasons why you should take a day off to visit Tate Britain. This week’s post is slightly different as it focuses on a photographic journey.

What I really love about Tate Britain is that it is out-of-the-way from the high street; it’s small, cozy and spacious and I was pleasingly surprised to see a wide range of paintings and sculptures on display.

Tate Britain Ceiling

Tate Britain Ceiling

The rooms were organised according to the time period and you could easily take your time in each one enjoying every detail you could find because the interior is simply captivating.

I usually spend around 3 to 4 hours there nevertheless you might require multiple visits in order to get the best out of viewing, although it’s worth spending at least half a day there to get a good view of various exhibitions.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain

 

Tate Britain Spiral stairs

Tate Britain Spiral stairs

 

Tate Britain Spiral stairs

Tate Britain Spiral stairs

 

Tate Britain Typhoo Tea packaging sculpture

Tate Britain Typhoo Tea packaging sculpture

Taking a break from the norm and mingling with Art lovers, viewing paintings and sculptures helps to discover the history behind them. Get some inspiration from the uniqueness of those masterpieces and treat your visit as an excuse to meet up with a friend.

Have you decided to take a day off to visit Tate Britain? Would you visit during peak times? What do you enjoy most at the gallery? Kindly remember to leave a comment.

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10 Responses to “Reasons why you should take a day off to visit Tate Britain Part 2”

  1. Lenie December 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    Living in Canada it would take more than a day to visit Tate Britain but I would if I could. those spiral stairs are just amazing. I’m a big reader and often read about the Tate Museum, not necessarily this particular one but I’m always captivated. I love museums of every kind and Tate Britain looks like one where I could really enjoy myself. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos Bola

    • Bola Akande December 12, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

      You can also take an interesting book with you to read, for those times when you feel like sitting down or taking a break from walking.

  2. Janice Chung December 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    Great pictures….especially of the floor. I kept staring at it. Can’t wait to visit it. Thanks for describing what it’s like.

    • Bola Akande December 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

      I know you’re going to love the Tate!

  3. Donna Janke December 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    In my most recent visit to England, I visited the Tate Modern for the first time. Tate Britain is on my list for a future visit.

  4. Lols December 10, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi JWB,

    Thank you for this amazing post.

    I absolutely need to head down to the Tate Britain. As a creative designer, inspiration is always important. I live in London so there is no excuse, especially during this festive season.

    Lovely imagery.

    Thanks once again! 🙂

    • Bola Akande December 12, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

      The creativity at Tate Britain is brilliant?

  5. Rachel December 18, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Hey Bola,

    I enjoyed the photos. What a marvelous stair case and windowed roof. I always try to avoid peak times as I get a little impatient in waiting times. Although I would not like to miss an opportunity when visiting a place because of a long waiting line.

    I find any gallery I visit stimulating. Always amazed at the talent and creativity. I come away in awe. Thanks for the post.

    Rachel.

    • Bola Akande December 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

      Hi Rachel,
      Glad you enjoyed the photos. I was fortunate not to endure a long waiting time to get into the gallery and couldn’t have chosen a better time. 🙂

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