image of a woman sitting on a bench in front of a large Matisse cut-out in Tate Modern Henri Matisse: The Cut-outs exhibition

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition

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Tips for members

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is set to be a standout exhibition attracting visitors from around the world. We’ve put together some top tips for Members to help make the most of your visit. We’d love to hear what you think of the show, tell us on the Tate Members Facebook page.

Plan your time

Expect to spend at least an hour in the exhibition taking in the delights of The Snail 1953, Memory of Oceania 1953, Large Composition with Masks 1953 and many more dazzling cut-outs.

Best time to visit

Early birds get the worm! We’ve organised a Members-only hour between 9.00 and 10.00 every Saturday and Sunday, so you can enjoy a quieter viewing experience. And for the first month enjoy an exclusive Members breakfast deal in the L1 Café – the perfect start to the day!

More of a night owl? After 20.30 on a Friday and Saturday can also be calmer, plus you can enjoy the Members Room, with stunning views of the London skyline as Tate Modern is open until 22.00.

Strike out from the crowd

Everyone seems to congregate in the first room of an exhibition. If you’re struggling to see anything, don’t follow the crowd, start at the end and work your way to the beginning. The opening and closing two weeks of exhibitions tend to buzz with people. If that’s not what you’re after, it’s best to visit exhibitions mid-run, and don’t forget, membership means unlimited access, so you can visit as many times as you like!

No need to book in advance

As a Member you can go straight to the Matisse exhibition on Level 2. There may be a short queue while we manage entry to the first room but don’t worry it moves quickly! Plus arriving at quarter past, and quarter to, the hour can help as most ticket holders queue on the hour and at half past as that’s the time printed on their tickets.

Have you got your Members card?

If you can’t find it, email us at and we’ll post you a new one or collect one in gallery at the Members’ desk on level 5, Tate Modern.

Attend a Private View

We’re running four evening Private Views exclusively for Members with a private view bolt-on. Upgrade for £32 by calling 020 7887 8888 and enjoy invitations for you and a friend to all major Tate Britain and Tate Modern exhibitions throughout the year.

We’re here to help

If you’ve got any questions in advance about visiting the exhibition or your membership email us at, You can also phone us on 020 7887 8888 or visit the Members’ desk when you arrive.