• Making Connections Tate Liverpool

    Making Connections Tate Liverpool

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

Making Connections Resource for Primaries

Stress-free resource full of activities for Primary Groups to use in our current Collection displays on the first and second floors.

This bookable resource includes 10 packs of materials for groups of 3–5 children to use together along with an individual “sketchbook” for each child. Easy to follow instructions are included in each sketchbook. All you need to bring are pencils and clipboards if required.

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

We ask that you book and pay for your visit at least two weeks in advance to allow us to confirm your booking. 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).