Book a Tate Britain Tour with Nicola Watts!
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. Today the galleries here hold hundreds of paintings demonstrating the variety and wealth 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 it with another site close by such as a Westminster Abbey tour.
Your Tate Britain tour will include galleries that display well-known works by artists who have worked in Britain over the years. Paintings by the nineteenth century Pre-Raphaelites – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman-Hunt and Edward Burne-Jones. Tate Britain is also the home for the art bequest by 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 also houses twentieth century and contemporary works. Sculptures of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth feature alongside more recent works by Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.
Every year Tate Britain hosts the annual Turner Prize and works of nominated artists are exhibited here. The Turner Prize was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in British art. The collection is arranged chronologically so a Tate Britain tour gives us good opportunity to see the key paintings in the collection and talk about the development of British art from the Elizabethan portraits of the 1600s to video works of the twenty-first century.
A Tate Britain tour can be tailored to suit your own itinerary and interests. We can combine with Westminster Abbey or take a boat ride from the Globe Theatre on the fast riverboat service along the Thames which makes a stop at a pier outside the gallery. Email me to find out more.