Uncommon Things to Do in Tate Modern Museum

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Majority of Londoners and travelers to the city might have visited the iconic Tate Modern Museum in the city. However, you would have gone over it just like everybody else. Do you know that there are many interesting ways to explore the museum and have a good time on your Tate Modern guided tours? Below are a few such exceptional ways of exploring Tate Modern.

Appreciate the Construction of the Building

Tate Modern sits inside the Bankside Power Station. It might appear at the first look that this was a permanent installation. However, the structure was almost lost for the route of the proposed Eurostar. There were plans to demolish a part of Peckham. The architect suggested bringing the chimney lower but fortunately, the art gallery was established. The structure made with 4.2 million bricks, formerly a part of the old power station definitely deserves acknowledgment. Note that the building has been intentionally built lower than the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, which stands at 114m (375 ft) height.

Marvel at the Non-Chronological Displays

One of the most peculiar features of the exhibits in the museum is the non-chronological display of art. This was a new experiment in the arena of arts and history, but a very impressive one indeed. There are not many galleries in the world, which display the exhibits in a similar way. However, the new pathway has set a new trend and the installation was a huge success. The non-linear display of art is used to represent the relationship between contemporary art and that of the past, which really was the motivation behind the new way of thinking.

Observe the Crack of Shibboleth

Shibboleth was an interesting piece of art installed in the Tate’s Turbine Hall in the year 2007 by Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. It was a real-looking crack through the middle of the room floor. If you check closely enough, you will be able to observe the traces of this artwork that was filled with cement and erased before a couple of years.

Look Out for Peregrine Falcons

The museum’s chimney is a favorite spot for peregrine falcons since 2004. Currently, the pair of Amy and Sheldon lives in the place. With the help of a few visitors of the RSPB viewing site, they also helped raise three chicks back in 2016. Now, you can visit the place and spot the birds from the RSPB site throughout the summer. Note that this also depends on the weather.

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