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The Tate Museum is a national museum of international modern art and along with Tate Britain, Tate St Lves, Tate Liverpool and Tate Online; this museum is situated in London in Britain. These museums are part of the group known as “Tate”. Established in 2000, the museum collection includes the works of international modern and contemporary art that dates back from 1900. The displays are on third and fifth level of the museum building, with the fourth level housing large temporary exhibitions. The museum building is 152 meters long. The collection includes significant masterpieces by both Matisse and Picasso.
Westminster Abbey, London is a popular tourist attraction with a glorious past.
The Westminster Abbey has witnessed the coronation, marriage and burial of several British monarchs since the eleventh century. The monument in itself is an architectural masterpiece and attracts several tourists from all over the world.
The Lady Chapel, which was built by King Henry VII, is spectacular because of its fan vaulted ceiling. Other major attractions at the Westminster Abbey are the Coronation Chair, the Poets’ Corner, its organ and bells belonging to the thirteenth century, and the Shrine of Edward the Confessor. The monument’s garden, the College Garden, is 900 years old and is known for its plantations and its cultivation of herbs for medicinal purposes. Several tombs like the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Royal Tombs etc. are also worth seeing.
Westminster is a neighborhood which is home to several places of interest like the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and even some popular sites like the Westminster Abbey. This is a place where one can escape the hustle and bustle of city life and go for a walk along the River Thames taking in the skyline of London. For those who are interested in culture can visit some popular landmarks through to the Tate Britain. Westminster is home to the Palace of Westminster, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Moreover, there are many entertainment programs during summer season.
The Tate modern
The Tate modern is a modern art gallery situated in London, England. This art gallery is known to be the national gallery of international modern art of Britain, forming a part of the Tate group. This is also the most frequently visited modern art galleries in the world, with 4.7 million visitors each year.
The collections include works of international modern as well as contemporary art work that dates back to 1900. The collections displayed are on levels three and five of the building, with fourth level housing large temporary exhibitions apart from a small exhibition space on second level that houses contemporary artists work.
The gallery opened for public in 2000, and presently there are guided tours and private tours for two of these collections. Moreover, there is an interactive zone, where hands on games, multimedia interactive, book reading and watching films are offered to the visitors.
Westminster Abbey Museum
The Westminster Abbey Museum is situated in the 11th century vaulted under craft, beneath the former monk’s dormitory, in Westminster Abbey, London. Known to be one of the oldest areas of the Abbey, the museum has been open since 1908. Some of the exhibits include a unique collection of royal as well as other funeral effigies, treasures, wax effigies and many other exhibits, worth looking at. The museum is open daily and includes the shield, saddle, helm and sword used by Henry V, 2 panels of medieval glass, replicas of the Coronation Regalia for coronation rehearsals and many other items of interest.
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