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is an institution in the United Kingdom that houses Britain's main collection of art. Tate is divided into four museums: Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate St. Ives and Tate Liverpool. Tate Modern in particular is the most visited museum in the world, surpassing the Lourve and the British Museum.


As stated earlier, the Tate collection is split between four galleries:

Tate Britain

This is the oldest of the four museums, having been founded in 1897. It houses historic British art throughout the years, with a particular focus on the works of J.M.W Turner. Every year, the Turner Art Prize is held in Tate Britain.

Tate St. Ives

Tate St. Ives is situated in South Cornwall, England. The gallery has a continuously rotating display. It focusses on displaying modern and contemporary British art throughout the years and was opened in the year 1993.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool sits on the Liverpool waterfront in Merseyside. Tate Liverpool is dedicated to showing contemporary art from the world over. Before 2003, this gallery was the largest collection of contemporary art in the UK, outside of London.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern lies in the Bankside area of London. Like Tate Liverpool, Tate Modern is devoted to showing international modern and contemporary art. Tate Modern is the most viewed museum the world over, raking in 5,318,688 visitors in 2012.