Do Members need to book exhibition tickets?

No, Tate Members can visit all Tate exhibitions for free. There’s no need to arrange tickets in advance, simply show your membership card at the exhibition entrance for free entry.

Do Members need to book tickets for Tate events, talks and discussions?

Yes, unless otherwise stated.

You’ll need to register an email address if you wish to book online. Log in and enter your email address

How do I log in?

You will need your membership number (on the reverse of your card) or email address you registered with us. You will also need a Tate Members password.

Your password will be:

a) The one you created (if you joined online or booked tickets online) 
b) The default, which is your membership number (on the reverse of your card) and the first four characters of your postcode

Some examples…

  • The password for Ms Smith with membership number 12345678 and postcode AB1C 2DE is: 12345678AB1C 
  • The password for Mr Jones with membership number 12345678 and postcode AB1 2CD is: 12345678AB12 
  • The password for Mrs Williams with membership number 12345678 and postcode A1 2CD is: 12345678A12C 

None of the passwords are case sensitive.

If you haven’t registered an email address, you can do so by emailing

If you’ve forgotten your password email for instructions on how to change it.

Can I arrange for a gift membership to be sent to me, the donor?

Christmas gift memberships

If you’re purchasing a gift membership for Christmas, you have two delivery options: to deliver the gift to you (the donor) or deliver to the recipient. Simply tick the box titled ‘This is a Christmas gift’ and select one of the delivery options on the online booking form.

Regular gift memberships

Because of the way our system is set up, regular gift memberships purchased online are sent straight to the recipient. Exceptions are sometimes possible for gifts purchased over the phone, so do ask – call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (09.45–18.00, daily).

Alternatively, buy gift memberships from the Members desk in any Tate gallery and you can take the gift pack away with you on the spot.

How many guests can I take into the Members Rooms?

You can take in as many guests as your membership type allows: ‘Member’ admits one person, ‘plus Guest’ admits two people and ‘plus Guest plus Extra Card’ admits four.

Log in to check your membership type or check the benefits options to refresh your memory.

Can I lend my membership card to someone else?

Members provide vital financial support to Tate so please don’t lend your card to non-Members.

If you need the flexibility of a spare card, you can upgrade to ‘Plus Extra Card’ membership and get two membership cards, each admitting two people.

Or, if you know someone who would enjoy the benefits of membership, you can give a gift membership.

How many children can I take into exhibitions and Members Rooms

Members can take up to six family children free into exhibitions and Members Rooms.

What are the benefits of ‘Extra card’ membership?

Extra card membership is ideal for families – receive two cards, each admitting two adults and up to six family children to exhibitions and Members Rooms.

The second cardholder can visit Tate independently but you’ll need to share your issues of Tate Etc. magazine, listings guides and e-bulletins – plus online login details if the second cardholder wishes to book tickets for talks and discussions online.

Please note: second cardholders are not permitted to vote at the Tate Members Annual General Meeting.

How many private views can I attend? Is there a choice of dates?

If you have ‘London private view’ membership, you can attend previews or evening viewings of six major exhibitions at Tate Modern and Tate Britain each year.

Your invitations will arrive three weeks before the exhibition opens.

There’s no need to RSVP to private view events – simply bring your invitation and membership card on the date that suits.

Do I need to RSVP for private views?

No, simply bring your invitation and membership card on a date that suits.

I’ve lost my membership card. What should I do?

Drop by a Membership desk in any Tate gallery and a new card will be issued on the spot, at no extra charge.

Alternatively email or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (09.45–18.00 daily).

Your old card will be cancelled to protect against misuse.

How do I renew my membership?

There are several ways to renew your membership: online, by phone, by post or in the gallery. If you pay by Direct Debit, your membership will renew automatically)


Simply log in to your account and click on the ‘Renew’ button.

  • If your membership has expired within the last three months you can still renew online.
  • If you’ve forgotten your password you can request a new one to be sent to you.

Alternatively, you can download the Tate Members renewal form [PDF, 957 Kb] and return it to the Freepost address.

By phone

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (09.45–18.00 daily).

By post

Download the Tate Members renewal form [PDF, 957 Kb] and return it to the Freepost address.

In the gallery

Renew immediately at any Members desk at Tate Modern, Tate Britain or Tate St Ives, or at the Information desk at Tate Liverpool.

How do I renew my gift membership?

Unfortunately it’s not currently possible to renew gift memberships online. Either:

  • Download the Tate Members renewal form [PDF, 957 Kb] and return it to the Freepost address, or
  • call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (09.45–18.00 daily).

Can I join, buy a gift membership or renew a membership online by Direct Debit if I have a joint account?

Unfortunately, no (for security reasons).

Joint account holders can download the relevant form below, print it off, add both signatures and return it by Freepost.

If you have any problems call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (09.45–18.00 daily).