School visits are free
School visits to Tate Britain are free. There is a charge for special exhibitions.
Book your visit
All groups must book in advance, whether visiting independently or taking part in a Tate-led session
The maximum size of a visiting school group at Tate Britain is 120 students. Please split larger groups of students into groups of about 20 to walk around the gallery.
Please also advise us of any gallery activities you would like to take part in (see below) and book the cloakroom and packed-lunch room* if required (these facilities are not available on Fridays until November 2013).
* Please note there will be no lunch room for school groups at Tate Britain from 1 July 2013 until mid November.
Opening in November 2013 and budgeted at 45 million, the transformation of Tate Britain will create new dedicated spaces of learning in the gallery. This multi-stage transformation of Tate Britain will mean that from 1 July 2013 until the new spaces open in mid November there will be no lunch room available for school groups at Tate Britain. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes you and your group.
When you book a visit, please advise us of any specific access requirements members of your group may have (for example if they are are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hearing impaired, wheelchair users or in need of mobility support, or have a learning disability).
We run a selection of sessions and workshops for school groups, which you can book in advance of your visit.
Visit an exhibition
A special school group price for exhibitions is available if you book and pay at least two weeks in advance. For more information please email email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888.
Lecture to your school group
If you wish to lecture to your group, please let us know when you book your visit. We regret that it is not possible to lecture in exhibitions, but you can discuss the works in groups of six or less.
Group supervision and safety
Adult supervision is required at all times with the following adult-to-student ratios:
- 1:5 for under 5s
- 1:10 for 6–11 year-olds
- 1:15 for 12–16 year-olds
- 1:20 for 16–18 year-olds
Please note that teachers are responsible for students behaviour and safety at all times. All group leaders should carry out their own risk assessment prior to their visit. At no stage can Tate assume the formal duty of care on behalf of teachers.
- Tates health and safety statement [PDF, 83 KB]
Preliminary visit to the gallery
We strongly recommend you visit Tate Britain in advance to check the suitability of the artworks for your group. You can also use our online resources to plan your visit to the gallery.
Email us to discuss your visit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artworks on display
Artworks can be taken off display at short notice. If you are visiting to see a particular work please check it will be on display: email Tate Britain (email@example.com) or call+44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday–Friday, 09.00–18.00)