There has been a power station on the Bankside site since the 1890s when it was known as the City of London Electric Lighting Co. The existing structure was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in 1945-7 and as Bankside Power Station it produced electricity from oil for almost thirty years. During that time, it became an iconic landmark and much loved by the people of London. In 1981 the power station stopped generating electricity and it stood dormant for almost twenty years.
In the early 1990s the Tate Museum purchased the site and embarked on a monumental project to convert the power station into a gallery. The new Tate Modern opened its doors to the public in 2000.Tate Modern's vision to be at the forefront of the visitor experience when it comes to interacting with works of art took another brave step when they commissioned an extension to the existing building. The extension was to accommodate performance and installation art. The new space incorporates the underground Tanks (which used to store oil) and a dynamic new brick structure, the Blavatnik Building.
Beautifully boxed, your Tate Modern kit includes the original Bankside building and the newer Blavatnik extension and is the ideal gift for that architect friend, history buff, or even for you!
Each kit comes complete with all required parts and clear, easy to follow instructions. Completed Dimensions: 10"L x 6.25"W x 3.5"H. Assembly time is approximately 10 hours. Ages 15 and up.
Web exclusive items can only be ordered online. Inventory is not available at our Museum Store location and not available for curbside pickup. Web exclusives will ship separately.
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