Tate Modern Tour

BSL TOUR: Switch House Architecture

Architectural view of the new Tate Modern from the south at dusk © Tate

Join us for a tour of the new spaces of Tate Modern

From the panoramic roof terrace overlooking the London skyline to new galleries, there lot’s to explore in the new Switch House.

Did you know the Natalie Bell Building chimney is 99 meters high and that approximately 4.2 million bricks make up the building? Tate Modern is a remarkable combination of old and new.  Bankside Power station was built 1947 and 1963 and was designed by the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott . In 2000 it became Tate Modern and is now the world’s most popular museum of modern and contemporary art, attracting around 5 million visitors each year. In June 2016 architects Herzog & de Meuron completed a new extension with 60% more display space to this iconic building.

This tour is delivered in BSL by guide (and practicing architect) Martin Glover. Please meet at the Turbine Hall entrance.

If you have any other access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Anna Murray, Assistant Curator: Access anna.murray@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

1 July 2016 at 19.00–20.00

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