=

British Museum

vs

Tate Modern

Both are recommended by expert reviewers. On balance, Tate Modern is the choice of most professionals compared to British Museum. Tate Modern ranks #1 in London with recommendations from 12 reviews including Departures, Frommer's and Lonely Planet.

Both are recommended by expert reviewers. On balance, Tate Modern is the choice of most professionals compared to British Museum. Tate Modern ranks #1 in London with recommendations from 12 reviews including Departures, Frommer's and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in London
location

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Checking out the famously preserved mummies at the world’s oldest public museum is on many London wish lists, but there’s much more to the British Museum than ancient Egypt Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    One of the single greatest museums in the world, the British Museum houses collections that date from the prehistoric to the modern—in sum, the works of mankind.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

    Housed in one of Britain's architectural landmarks, the museum holds a collection of art and antiquities... spanning two million years of human history. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This celebrated treasure house, filled with plunder of incalculable value and beauty from around the globe, occupies an immense, imposing neoclassical building in the heart of Bloomsbury. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    If the museum has one central, unifying theme, it's to provide an overview of the development of human culture, illustrated with items from all of the world's major civilizations. Full Review →

  • Read all reviews →

97
#2 in London

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

  • 13 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    It’s impossible to ignore the hulking 1950s architecture of the Tate Modern, slap-bang in the middle of the most-walked part of the South Bank. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    There is something very glamorous about the vast space, let alone the amazing holdings, which range from Matisse to Matthew Barney.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

    Housed within a former power station on the south bank of the Thames, the gallery houses Tate Britain's existing collection of 20th-century modern art. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This spectacular renovation of a mid-20th-century power station is one of the most-visited museums of modern art in the world. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Welcoming more than four million visitors a year, Tate Modern is the world's most popular modern art gallery (the free admission helps), and one of the capital's very best attractions. Full Review →

  • Read all reviews →
Book Now on Booking.com
BEST RATE GUARANTEED

or use your email address:

Register Login

Already have an account?

Log in →
Forgot password?

Don't have an account yet?

Register →