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School visits are free

School visits to Tate Liverpool are free. There is a charge for special exhibitions and some school activities in the gallery.

Making Connections

New Primary Resource for Key Stage 2
Free

This bookable resource delivers a stress-free self-programmed visit to Tate Liverpool accommodating a class of up to 35 Key Stage 2 pupils. Making Connections provides resources and guidance for a 90 minute session in our current Collection Display, Constellations on the first and second floors of the gallery. 

There are four activities:

  • Making connections
  • Making Art together
  • Making my own view
  • Making up stories

Booking essential subject to availability online or via Box office on 0151 702 7400

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 is 60 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.

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).

Gallery activities

Tate led-sessions

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 visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)151 702 7400.

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.

Tate’s health and safety statement [PDF, 83 Kb]

Preliminary visit to the gallery

We strongly recommend you visit Tate Liverpool 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.

If you are planning a visit to a special exhibition and would like to make a preliminary visit please call +44 (0)151 702 7400 or email visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk to arrange a complementary ticket.

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 visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)151 702 7400 (Monday–Friday, 09.00–18.00).