Tate Britain main entrance
Free entry

Tate Britain

The home of British art from 1500 to the present day

Open today 10.00–18.00
Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG

Exhibitions

Tate Britain Exhibition

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979

Until 29 Aug 2016
See the works that changed the way we think about art today
Tate Britain Exhibition

Painting with Light Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the modern age

Until 25 Sep 2016
Explore the painters that inspired early photographers and the photographs that changed painting

Free collection displays

Tate Britain Display

BP Spotlights Hockney's Double Portraits 19 October 2015 – Autumn 2016

View three large-scale double portraits showing the artist’s fascination with relationships

Tate Britain Display

BP Walk Through British Art

Walk through time and explore artworks from 1545 to the present day

Tate Britain Display

Art Now Sophie Michael Trip (the light fantastic) 11 July 2016 – 30 October 2016

Delve into artist-filmmaker Michael's exploration of our relationship to the past

Tate Britain Display

Turner Collection

See the world’s largest collection of Turner’s work in changing displays in the Clore Gallery

Events

Tate Britain Film

Co-op Dialogues 1966-2016 Alia Syed & Kathryn Elkin

8 Aug 2016

Join a film screening followed by a discussion between Alia Syed and Kathryn Elkin

Tate Britain Talk and Lecture

Pablo Bronstein in conversation with Alex Farquharson

23 Sep 2016

​Artist Pablo Bronstein talks to Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain

Tate Britain Course

Inside today's museum 2016

29 Sep – 8 Dec 2016

Discover Tate’s history and what goes on behind the scenes in the gallery today

Collection on Display

Sir John Everett Millais, Bt Ophelia

1851-2

David Hockney A Bigger Splash

1967

Angelica Kauffman Portrait of a Lady

c.1775

Joseph Mallord William Turner Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps

exhibited 1812

Eat, Drink & Shop

Venue

Djanogly Café

Enjoy hot and cold food and drink, from homemade salads and pastries to locally sourced beer

Venue

Rex Whistler Restaurant

Sample our award-winning wine list and historically-inspired menus within this iconic room

Venue

Main Shop

Find unique gifts, artist books and prints of iconic artworks

Venue

Members Room

Relax and regroup with friends in this grand space, after visiting an exhibition at Tate Britain

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Admission information

Entry details

Free Entry
Entry to Tate Britain is free for everyone with a charge for special exhibitions. Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and carers entrance is free. Tate Members and Patrons get free entry to special exhibitions. Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian) and family tickets are available (two adults and two children 12 – 18 years) see individual exhibitions for more information.

Contact Us

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Information 09.00–18.00, daily; Membership and ticketing services 9.45–18.00, daily
Out of these hours call the 24 Hour Control Room on +44 (0) 20 7887 8999

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Last admission and ticket sales for special exhibitions is at 17.15. Ticket desks close at this time. We are closed 24–26 December, but open as usual on all other days of the year, including Bank Holidays and New Year’s Day.

Getting here

Tate Britain
Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG

BY TUBE

Pimlico: Victoria Line, 600 metres approx
Vauxhall: Victoria Line, 850 metres approx
Westminster: Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 1,200 metres approx

BY BUS

Route 87 stops on Millbank
Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street
Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road.)

BY TRAIN

Vauxhall 850 metres approx.
Victoria 1,600 metres approx.

BY BOAT

The Tate Boat runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier.

BY BIKE

Cycle Hire Docking Stations at Millbank (at Millbank House), Rampayne Street (by Pimlico Tube station), Vauxhall Bridge Road (Vauxhall Bridge end) and Regency Street.

BY TAXI

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Millbank, just outside the main entrance.

BY CAR

There is limited pay and display parking in the streets around Tate Britain during weekdays. It is free at the weekends and after 18.30 on weekdays.

BY COACH

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Millbank, just outside the main entrance.

Accessibility

Accessible car parking

Parking spaces for disabled visitors near Tate Britain:

  • Three spaces for Blue Badge holders on Atterbury Street, by a dropped kerb
  • Three spaces for Blue Badge holders on Millbank

There are also free accessible parking spaces on the Tate Britain site, accessed via John Islip Street. Please book these spaces in advance, giving at least 24 hours’ notice:

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (daily 10.00–17.00)

Parking spaces for disabled visitors near Tate Britain

There are two drop off points on Atterbury Streetand Millbank. These are both near level entrances to the gallery.

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Entrances to Tate Britain

There are four entrances to the gallery

Manton entrance on Atterbury Street

  • There is a ramp and steps down to the entrance, both with central handrails
  • The Manton entrance has automatic sliding doors.
  • It takes you to the lower floor of the gallery where there is level access to the Linbury Galleries, the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms, Rex Whistler Restaurant, Café, telephone, toilets and baby care room.
  • There is lift and stair access to the main gallery areas on the upper floor.

Milbank Entrance

  • There are 20 steps up to this entrance. The first 18 steps are unmarked, and the last two are wider marked steps. There are handrails at either side of the main flight of steps.
  • There is a revolving door and two side doors at the entrance.
  • This entrance takes you to the upper floor and the main gallery areas.
  • There is lift and stair access to the lower floor.

North entrance on John Islip Street

  • There is parking for disabled visitors via the North Gate on John Islip Street. Spaces must be booked in advance (see parking information).
  • Parking is accessed via the back of the gallery; the spaces are near the staff entrance.

Clore Gallery Entrance on Millbank

  • There is level access to the Auditorium, toilets and baby care room on the lower floor.
  • There is lift access to the main gallery areas on the upper floor.
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Wheelchair and mobility scooter provision

Five wheelchairs and two mobility scooters are available at the gallery.

You can either book them in advance, giving at least 24 hours’ notice, or ask a member of staff on arrival. You must have driven a mobility scooter before to use one at Tate Britain. To book:<BR />

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (daily 09.45–18.00)

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Guide and hearing dogs

We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.

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Facilities at Tate Britain

Information desks

Information desks at Tate Britain are located near the Manton and Millbank entrances. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.

Toilets

Accessible and standard toilets are located on the lower floor and in the foyer of the Clore Gallery.

Baby changing facilities

p>Baby changing facilities are available on the lower floor near the Café and near the Auditorium in the Clore Gallery.

Lifts

There are three lifts at Tate Britain:

  • A large lift at the Manton entrance gives access to the main the main gallery areas on the upper floor
  • A lift at the Clore Gallery entrance gives access to the upper floors
  • A large lift near the lower rotunda gives access to the main gallery areas on the upper floor and the Members Room
  • Floor levels are announced in all lifts.

Cloakroom

There is a free cloakroom on the lower floor which can be reached via a ramp or steps.

You may be requested to leave briefcases, bags, sticks or umbrellas in the cloakroom

Large bags and rucksacks must be placed in the cloakroom

Buggies can also be stored there, subject to space availability

Seating

There are seats and benches in the foyer area of the Clore Gallery.
There are also a number of seats in the galleries
Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff

Telephones

Card and cash pay phones are near the cloakroom on the lower floor.
They are equipped with volume control and inductive couplers, and are accessible to wheelchair users
Staff at the Information desks will call the Dial-a-Ride service for visitors

Water fountains

There are water fountains at the Manton entrance and the Clore Gallery entrance.

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Concessionary admission

Concessionary admission and carers’ entry for special exhibitions

Admission to Tate Britain is free. There is a charge for special exhibitions, but visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate and carers’ entrance is free. Details are available on each special exhibition page.

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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Braille and large print gallery plans

Large print gallery plans and a raised image gallery plan with Braille text are available from the Information desks.
Large print captions and exhibition guides
Large print captions are available in all exhibitions and displays
Large print copies of special exhibition guides are available at the Information desks

Touch tours

Touch tours typically include a sculpture that can be explored through direct handling and a number of other two and three dimensional works that are explored using a combination of raised images, handling objects, description and discussion. Advance booking is required: call +44 (0)20 7887 8888.

Visual description

Find out whether an event at Tate Britain has visual description in the What’s on pages.

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

The following areas of Tate Britain are fitted with a hearing loop:

  • Auditorium
  • Manton Studio

Hearing loops are also available on most gallery tours.

Signing Art training programme

Signing Art was a training programme for Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users interested in developing the skills needed to become gallery guides. The programme included sessions on; research skills for art, professionalism, and how to best present to a Deaf audience in a gallery setting. These three sessions have been replicated as videos here in BSL or with BSL translation throughout as a reference for those interested in learning more.

Signing Art is supported by the Skills Funding Agency
Signing Art video 1: Serena Cant on research skills
Signing Art video 2: Signing Art: John Wilson on how to present to a Deaf audience
Signing Art video 3: Marcus Dickey Horley on professionalism in museums and galleries

Signing Art Project In a Box: A guide on how to implement your own training programme

British Sign Language & Lipspeaking tours [PDF document, 1MB]
Signing Art Project in a Box [PDF document, 140KB]
Signing Art Project: Lesson plans [PDF document, 112KB]

BSL talks

Find out whether an event at Tate Britain offers BSL translation in the What’s on pages.

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Visitors with learning disabilities

Tate Britain offers a range of free talks and workshops which are available to relevant groups through Tate Britain’s community programme.
These include gallery talks introducing current exhibitions and artist-led workshops involving a high degree of participation through discussion and hands-on activities.
These sessions can be tailored to the needs of a wide range of groups.
Attendees currently include mental health service users, homeless people, adults with learning difficulties and ESOL refugee groups.
We can accommodate individual group members who have a visual or hearing impairment.

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Community groups

Our programme for community groups offers a range of activities that can be tailor-made to suit the requirements of particular groups

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Contact Us

Email: visiting.britain@tate.org.uk
Phone : +44 (0)20 7887 8888

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