• School children visiting Tate Liverpool

A selection of notes and resources about the special exhibitions at Tate Liverpool and the artworks in the Tate collection for all Key Stage levels. You can use these resources to prepare for your school visit or for use in classroom activities.

In gallery resources

Making Connections

Making Connections Tate Liverpool
Making Connections Tate Liverpool

This stress-free resource is full of activities for Primary groups to use in our current display of modern and contemporary art on the first and second floors.

It includes ten packs of materials for groups of 3–5 children to use together along with an individual ‘sketchbook’ for each child. All you need to bring are pencils (and clipboards if required). Booking essential subject to availability online or via Box Office on + (44) 151 702 7400. 

Constellations Teacher’s Pack

Constellations is our current display of the national collection of modern and contemporary art. This free resource is designed to support teachers and educators in planning a visit to Constellations with a collection of ideas, workshops and points for discussion around each of the main artworks on display. 

Matisse and Constellations Audio Guide

Covering key artworks from modern and contemporary art in our free displays Matisse in Focus and Constellations, the audio guide is available for education visits at the discounted price of £1.50 per unit. Guides must be pre-booked to secure your allocation. 

Gallery Talks

Introductory talks are available for the Tate collection. Talks are also available for special, temporary exhibitions (exhibition tickets also required). The 30-minute tours are led by our experienced, knowledgeable and friendly Visitor Assistants designed to suit the key stage of the group. 
Price: £25 for a gallery talk; £75 for an auditorium talk. Maximum size of group: 20 students for a gallery talk; 60 students for an auditorium talk.
To book please call the Box Office on + (44) 151 702 7400.  

Online resources

Browse our free online resources section by age group, topic and art movement.

Albums

This feature on Tate’s website allows visitors to stage their own exhibitions. Drawing on the Tate collection you can decide what works to group together – and why – to make your very own online exhibition. It could be a list of your favourite works that you find particularly inspiring, or you could assemble and introduce other works in response. You can also upload your own works, in the form of images, video or sound files, and include your own exhibition notes alongside each item you’ve added, explaining your selections. 

Resources for Secondary school

  • These exam help resources provide an in focus look at artworks from Tate’s collection under current and past art exam themes.
  • This art school advice section gives information about applying to art courses.
  • This careers in art section provides an insight into how to get a career in the arts, with advice from Tate staff, working designers and artists. 

Opportunties for pupils

Tate Collective

Tate Collective Liverpool meet regularly to plan and deliver creative events, festivals and opportunities for other young people aged 15–25 years that are inspired by the art on display in our gallery.  Get involved!  

Arts Award

Arts Award is a national qualification which enables young people aged 7–25 to enjoy the arts, develop creative and leadership skills, and achieve a national qualification. From Deliver to Explore through to the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, we have a range of special programmes that will help you successfully complete the Arts Award programme. 

To help you achieve your Arts Award qualification, Tate Liverpool can offer you the following:

  • Entry to displays of the Tate collection (which is free)
  • Entry to our ever changing special exhibitions (at a discounted rate)
  • Artist led workshops delivered in the gallery that can support appreciation of visual arts by facilitating engagement with artworks and the development, articulation and sharing of young people’s own ideas about it.
  • Outreach artist led workshops that can deliver support for gallery visits, an introduction to an exhibition or the development of practical skills following a visit.
  • Tate studio extended school programme. A bespoke, six week after school programme that introduces young people to a range of art-forms through a taster programme and supports the development of their own leadership and programming skills.
  • Teachers events and courses.
  • Opportunities through Young Tate youth programme for individual young people to fulfil the leadership criteria of the silver award. 

For more information about these Arts Awards opportunities please contact Deborah Riding, Programme Manager: Children and Young People at deborah.riding@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)152 702 7451.