Women in a red dress viewing Marlene Dumas: Image as Burden exhibition artwork
Marlene Dumas: Image as Burden

We’ve put together some top tips for Members to ensure you make the most out of your visit to Tate

The great thing about membership is that there is no need to book in advance. You can keep coming back to your favourite exhibition as many times as you like!

Best times to visit

The Galleries are quietest at opening times. Many tourists and families visit over half-terms and holidays.

Sometimes popular exhibitions can become busy – particularly the opening and closing two weeks of an exhibition. If this isn’t what you’re after, it’s best to visit exhibitions mid-run or on a weekday. Also watch out for our early opening hours for Members.

Similarly, everyone seems to congregate in the first room of an exhibition. If you are struggling to see anything, strike out from the crowd and start at the end and work your way to the beginning.

View the opening hours of all four galleries.

Planning ahead

Watch out for the Member’s monthly e-bulletin which hand-picks the very best of Tate’s programme to make sure you are well informed about everything that is going on.

Plus, you’re the first to receive Tate’s Guide every other month. The Guide gives you a useful head start about what’s on – look out for the handy pull-out section in the middle which gives you a nice overview.

Members Events

Tate Members have their own area on the website with useful information about exclusive Members events.

We open exhibitions early and late, offering a different visiting experience and designed exclusively for Members – information about these will be found in the Guide, e-bulletin and website.

Browse the latest Member events.

Get the best membership for you

A private view is a special way of visiting an exhibition, designed exclusively for Members. Members private views gives you a fantastic opportunity to see the exhibition before it opens to the public and in smaller crowds. 

To get the private view bolt-on you just need to upgrade for £40 by ringing us on + 44 (0)20 7887 8888 or visiting the Member’s desk.

Make time for a break

Our Members Rooms provide the ideal retreat for coffee, light lunch or a glass of wine.

Enjoy exclusive access to the Members Rooms at our galleries – Tate Modern with its stunning views of the Thames and St Paul’s, and the beautifully refurbished Members Room at Tate Britain.

Bring your membership card

You membership card will get you access into exhibitions, Members Rooms, private views and more.

However, if you can’t find it, email us at members@tate.org.uk and we’ll post you a new one or collect one in gallery at the Members’ desk.

We’re here to help

If you’ve any questions about your membership or visiting an exhibition, email us at members@tate.org.uk. You can also phone us on + 44 (0)20 7887 8888 or visit the Members’ desk when you arrive.

We’d love to hear what you think about Tate and the exhibitions, tell us on the Tate Members Facebook page.