A selection of the best galleries from around the world. More galleries and museums can also be found on each city guide.

Gropius Bau

Berlin, Germany

Consistently opening up new realms of experience, the Gropius Bau has established its international reputation as a leading contemporary art space. Organised as an open framework for addressing a broad variety of artistic modes of thinking and their social implications.

Hamburger Bahnhof

Berlin, Germany

An old railway station turned contemporary art gallery. The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – is one of the largest and most significant public collections of contemporary art in the world.

Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom

A world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture.

Institute of Modern Art

Brisbane, Australia

The leading independent forum in Brisbane for the production, presentation, and circulation of contemporary art.

Palais de Tokyo

Paris, France

The Palais de Tokyo is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Sammlung Boros

Berlin, Germany

The Boros Collection is a private contemporary art collection on display in an overwhelming bunker in the centre of the city. To visit you’ll need to book a tour (a few months) in advance. Well worth the foreplanning.

Sammlung Hoffmann

Berlin, Germany

A private collection on display in Berlin. The Hoffmann’s began collecting art in the 1960s and moved to an old factory in Berlin’s centre in the 90s. You can now visit said factory and their lived-in collection at their home each Saturday. Booking a tour is essential.

Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom

Gallery for international modern and contemporary art in London housed in a much-loved and iconic former power station (converted by Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron).

The Barbican

London, United Kingdom

A performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. The centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It also houses a library, three restaurants, and a conservatory.

Wellcome Collection

London, United Kingdom

A free museum and library that aims to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Through exhibitions, collections, live programming, digital, broadcast and publishing, they create opportunities for people to think deeply about the connections between science, medicine, life and art.

White Cube

London, United Kingdom

One of the world's leading contemporary art galleries, with spaces in London and Hong Kong.