Art: Tate Modern

Night at the Museum

It’s often hard to squeeze a gallery visit into a weekend – and even if you’re free, chances are you want to avoid the crowds. Our solution? Admire art after dark.


Tate Modern on London’s Bankside is open until 10pm every Friday and Saturday and with two stellar shows currently on display – Robert Rauschenberg and The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection – what better time to make use of the extended hours.

Make an entrance (except in the case of wind or rain) by strolling across the illuminated Millennium Bridge and coming into the museum through the cavernous turbine hall, a reminder of the industrial building’s past life as a power station. To explore Rauschenberg’s extraordinary career take a left into the Boiler House; for Elton John’s stunning collection of modernist photography turn right into the recently opened Switch House. And when you’re done? Head to the top-floor viewing deck of the Switch House and admire the art outside: London at night.

Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG.

Photo: Nana B Agyei.

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