On this page you’ll find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Tate membership.

We’ve grouped questions under the following headings. Click on a link to jump to the relevant section:

Membership benefits
Your membership card
Joining and renewing your membership (including gift membership)
Exhibitions, private views and events
Accessing your account

If you can’t find the answer to your question on this page, please contact Tate Members

Email members@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (select option 1) 09.45–18.00 daily

Membership benefits

How many guests can I bring in with me?

You can take in as many guests as your membership type allows and all Members can bring up to six children with them.

Membership types

  • ‘Member’ admits one person
  • ‘Plus guest’ admits two people
  • ‘Plus guest plus extra card’ admits four people

If you need to check your membership type, simply log in to your account to find out.

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.

Why should I become a Tate Liverpool or Tate St Ives Member?

The Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives card costs an additional £5 and offers a range of additional benefits to your Tate membership including access for yourself and three friends into all Liverpool or St Ives exhibitions.

By buying this membership bolt-on you are supporting the arts by helping to fund community, family and research programmes as well as exhibitions and acquisitions.

View all the Membership options

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.

You’ll also need to share your Member 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.

Your membership card

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 members@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (09.45–18.00 daily).

Your old card will be cancelled to protect against misuse.

Can I use my Tate Liverpool / St Ives card in London?

Yes.

With the Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives cards you are also able to take up to three guests to exhibitions, plus you will receive invites to the private views held in Liverpool or St Ives.

To attend the private views in the London galleries you will need a London Private View bolt-on.

Can I lend my membership card to someone else?

Members provide vital financial support to Tate so we ask that you 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, why not give a gift membership?

Joining and renewing your membership (including gift membership)

How do I renew my membership?

There are several ways to renew your membership (if you pay by Direct Debit, your membership will renew automatically):

  • Renew online via your Members account and click on the ‘Renew’ button. If your membership has expired within the last three months you can still renew online.
  • Download the renewal form [PDF, 957 Kb] and return it to the Freepost address.
  • Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (09.45–18.00 daily).
  • Renew in the gallery at any Members desk (Tate Modern, Tate Britain or Tate St Ives), or at the Information desk (Tate Liverpool).

How do I renew my gift membership?

Unfortunately it’s not currently possible to renew gift memberships online. You can either:

  • Download the gift 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 arrange for a gift membership to be sent to me, the donor?

For Christmas gift memberships

If you’re purchasing a gift membership for Christmas, you can have it delivered to you (the donor) or have it delivered to the recipient. Simply tick the box titled ‘This is a Christmas gift’ and select the relevant delivery option.

Buy gift membership

For regular gift memberships

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).

If you buy a gift membership in the gallery you can take the gift pack away with you on the spot.

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

Unfortunately, no (due to bank restrictions). It’s also not possible to renew joint memberships over the phone.

Joint account holders can download the relevant form below, print it off, sign it and return it by Freepost:

Join form [PDF, 1 Mb]
Renewal form [PDF, 957 Kb]
Gift membership form [PDF, 943 Kb]
Gift Renewal form [PDF, 456 Kb]

Exhibitions, private views and events

Do I 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 I 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 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 selected ‘must-see’ exhibitions at Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

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.

View all the Membership options

Accessing your account

Your Members account is the gateway to your membership.

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

Your password will either be:

  • The one you created (if you joined online or book tickets online), or
  • The default, which is your membership number (on the reverse of your card) and the first four characters of your postcode. For example, the password for Ms Smith with membership number 12345678 and postcode AB1C 2DE is: 12345678AB1C

If you haven’t registered an email address, you can do so by emailing members@tate.org.uk

If you’ve forgotten your password email members@tate.org.uk for instructions on how to change it.