Tate Britain is the world centre for the understanding and enjoyment of British art and promotes interest in British art internationally. Unrivalled displays show the development of art in Britain from Tudor times to the present day.
The BP British Art Displays are presented in several ways. Large areas are devoted to the presentation of historic, twentieth-century and contemporary British art. Alongside these are special displays which look at individual artists or particular aspects of British art. In addition, the Clore Gallery displays the works of the Romantics featuring J. M. W. Turner, William Blake and John Constable.
In the central gallery off the Octagon we have assembled a palatial collection of major paintings hung in period groupings, from Tudor portraits through eighteenth-century landscapes to paintings by the Pre-Raphaelites. Elsewhere are rooms exploring the development of British art in the twentieth century, showcasing artists including Whistler, Barbara Hepworth, Francis Bacon and David Hockney. The contemporary displays present some famous names of contemporary British art with works from Damien Hirst, Cerith Wyn Evans and Mike Nelson.
Tate Britain is open to the public every day except 24, 25 and 26 December. Admission is free except for major exhibitions. If you wish to see a particular work of art, please check it is on display first.