School visits to Tate Liverpool

School visits are free

School visits to our displays of the national collection of modern and contemporary art at  Tate Liverpool are free. There is a charge for special exhibitions and some school activities in the gallery.  

Tate Liverpool welcomes school visits weekdays Monday to Thursday. On these days groups are welcome to use our free Learning resources or book one of our gallery talks.

Audio guides can be purchased for schools at the discounted rate of £1.50 per unit when visiting selected special exhibitions and displays. Audio guides will be available for our forthcoming display Matisse: In Focus  (from 20 November 2015). Subject to availability, please book in advance.

Learning Resources and additional activities

All in-gallery and online resoures can be found here.

Book your visit

All groups must book in advance, whether visiting independently or taking part in an activity.

The maximum size of a visiting school group is 60 students.  Please split larger groups of students into groups of  no more than 20 to walk around the gallery.

Please advise us of any learning resources or activities that you would like to book and if you would like to book a locker or the lunch room.

When booking your 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).

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 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 or call +44 (0)151 702 7400 (Monday–Friday, 09.00–17.00).