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.
- Arriving at Tate Britain
- Facilities at Tate Britain
- Blind and visually impaired visitors
- Deaf and hearing impaired visitors
- Visitors with learning disabilities
- Community groups
Guide and hearing dogs
We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.
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 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.
Find out whether an event at Tate Britain has visual description in the What’s on pages.
The following areas of Tate Britain are fitted with a hearing loop:
- Manton Studio
- Information desks
Hearing loops are also available on most gallery tours.
Find out whether an event at Tate Britain has a hearing loop in the What’s on pages.
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
Find out whether an event at Tate Britain offers BSL translation in the What’s on pages.
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.
Our programme for community groups offers a range of activities that can be tailor-made to suit the requirements of particular groups.
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888