We Forgot the Lot!, Tate Britain, 2014 © Sam Robinson
We Forgot the Lot!, Tate Britain, 2014

Travelling to Tate Britain

London school groups can travel to Tate Britain for free as part of the Transport for London School Party Travel scheme.

Arriving at Tate Britain

School groups enter Tate Britain via the Clore Centre. When facing the front of Tate Britain from Millbank this is to the right hand side of the building, alongside the raised lawn.

Here you will need to register, signing to say that you have read and understood the guidelines, whereupon you will receive your Visiting Teacher badge. Once registered, you can make your way to the galleries with your group. If you have booked a Tate-led session your artist will meet you at the schools desk.

Facilities at Tate Britain

Cloakroom and packed-lunch room

A packed-lunch room and cloakroom are available for use during your visit. Please book these in advance.

Shops

There are two shops at Tate Britain, each selling a wide range of art books and items for schoolchildren. To avoid congestion, please ensure that pupils visit the shops in small, staggered groups and are supervised at all times.

An educational discount of 10% is available on all library and school orders for those with an account. To open an account, please call +44 (0)20 7887 8896.

Prints and Drawings Rooms

Teachers and AS and A2 level students can use the Prints and Drawings Rooms at Tate Britain to view and research prints, watercolours from the collection. You must book in advance: call +44 (0)20 7887 8042 / 8657or email studyroom@tate.org.uk.

Library and Archive

Teachers and AS and A2 level students can use the Reading Rooms at Tate Britain for individual study. There you can access the exceptional and diverse Tate Library and Archive collections, including the public records. Admission is free but you are required to register and appointments may be necessary. Call +44 (0)20 7887 8838 or email reading.rooms@tate.org.uk.

Conduct in the galleries

  • If you wish to lecture to your school group during your visit, please let us know when you book. On your arrival you will be able to collect a lecturing sticker.
  • Be aware of school talks, workshops and guided tours taking place in the galleies. Tate speakers have precedence over outside lecturers.
  • Do not lecture in rooms where talks are already in progress. The first group takes precedence and you may return around 15 minutes later.
  • All groups are asked to remain no longer than 15 minutes in front of any artwork and be prepared to move on if asked by Tate staff.
  • It is best to be flexible in your route, due to other talks taking place.

Please also be aware of our gallery rules.