Wheelchair sign at Tate Britain

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.

Blind and visually impaired visitors

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

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.

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

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

  • Auditorium
  • 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 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.

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.

Community groups

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

Contact us

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