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Tate Britain

information about united-kingdom  London - United Kingdom

Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet (March 11, 1819 - December 5, 1899) was an English sugar merchant, noted for establishing the Tate Gallery in London. The Tate family were slave owners, Sir Henry Tate was also the inventor of the sugar cube.
Tate rapidly became a millionaire, and donated generously to charity. In 1889 he donated his collection of 65 contemporary paintings to the government, on the condition that they be displayed in a suitable gallery.
Previously known as Tate Gallery it was rename Tate Britain, when Tate Modern openned in 2000.
The most famous paintings are Ophelia by John Everett Millais and Study of a Pomeranian Bitch and Puppy by Thomas Gainsborough as well as the Turner collection.
Entrance is free (not special exibitions), but donations are welcomed.
Nearest Underground stop: Pimlico

Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
London

United Kingdom
Phone: + 020 7887 8888
E-mail: visiting.britain@tate.org.uk
Price: budget
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