Book a Tate Britain Tour

Discover the the world’s greatest collection of British art on a Tate Britain tour. Tate Britain holds a national collection of British art from 1545 to the present day. The collection started with just 65 paintings donated to the nation by Sir Henry Tate in 1865. But today the galleries  hold hundreds of paintings demonstrating the variety of British art over the last 500 years. On a private tour we can adapt the tour to suit your family or your own interests. Or combine your tour with another site close by such as a Westminster Abbey.

Highlights of a Tate Britain tour

Your Tate Britain tour will include galleries that display well-known works by artists who have worked in Britain over the years from 1500 to the present day. Including paintings by the nineteenth century Pre-Raphaelites – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman-Hunt and Edward Burne-Jones.

Tate Britain is the home for the art bequest of the master of colour – Joseph Mallard William Turner. All this alongside portraits by American artist John Singer Sargent and British animal painter George Stubbs. The collection houses twentieth century and contemporary works.  Sculptures of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth feature alongside more recent works by Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.

A Tate Britain tour is a great way to follow the development of British painting through the collection. The time spans from the Elizabethan portraits of the 1500s to video works of the twenty-first century.

What other things can you tour in the area?

To make the most of your booking with me we can combine Tate Britain with another popular site in the area. We can combine with Westminster Abbey which is close by. Or take a fast riverboat service along the Thames to visit Tate Modern.

How to book your Tate Britain tour

The cost of a half day booking for your group which includes your private Tate Britain tour is £220.00. Entrance to Tate Britain is free of charge. Email me to find out more and maximise your time in London.

I dragged my brothers to a lot of art museums in Paris. So far you’re the only guide we’ve met that can make a 12 year old boy interested in art. – Rebecca, USA, 2016

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