School group at Tate Modern holding umbrellas

School visits are free

School visits to Tate Modern are free. There is a charge for special exhibitions.

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 at Tate Modern is 120 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 to book the cloakroom and packed-lunch room if required. (Please note that the lunchroom and locker facilities can only be booked by UK school groups)

When you book a visit, please advise us of any specific access requirements members of your group may have (for example if they are  blind or visually impaired, deaf or hearing impaired, wheelchair users or in need of mobility support, or have a learning disability).

Tate Modern is due to undergo major building works during 2013

As part of the Tate Modern Project the Turbine Hall will be closed from May 2013 until January 2014. Schools can enter Tate Modern via the Level 1 River entrance during this time. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes you and your group. More information on the Tate Modern Project.

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

special school group price for exhibitions is available if you book and pay at least two weeks in advance. For more information please email schoolsandteachers@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888.

Lecture to your school group

If you wish to lecture to your group, please let us know when you book your visit. We regret that it is not possible to lecture in exhibitions, but you can discuss the works in groups of six or less.

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 Modern 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.

Email us to discuss your visit: resource.coordinator@tate.org.uk

Artworks on display

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 Tate Modern (visiting.modern@tate.org.uk)
Call+44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday–Friday, 09.00–18.00)