Tate Britain Millbank London Tate Britain, one of the most popular galleries in London, was opened in 1897 and replaces what was Millbank Penitentiary. The gallery was originally named the National Gallery of British Art but soon became popularly known as Tate Britain after its founder Sir. Henry Tate. The building has a neoclassical entrance and it houses a collection of British art dating back to the 16th century, as well as temporary exhibitions. The highlights at this gallery include Millais’s Ophelia and Turner’s Norham Castle. There are other Tate galleries in England, such as Tate Modern, which displays modern art, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives. London Guide | Museums in london Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.