Photograph of visitors viewing watercolours in Tate's Prints and Drawings Room

Prints and Drawings Room

View drawings, prints and more from Tate's collection not currently on display in the galleries

Opening times

Monday to Friday 10.30-16.30

Open today 10.30–16.30

Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG
A visitor looks at a watercolour from the Turner Bequest in the Prints and Drawings Room

The sheer number and vulnerable nature of drawings, watercolours and prints in Tate’s collection means that only a small selection can be shown in the galleries at any one time. Visitors are however welcome to look at works on paper whether for pleasure or academic study, in the Prints and Drawings Rooms.

The Prints and Drawings Room holdings range from from sketchbooks and watercolours by visionary nineteenth century artist J.M.W. Turner, to modern and contemporary prints and drawings by leading international artists.

To find out which artworks are available to see in the Prints and Drawings Room visit Art & Artists and look out for artworks flagged with 'view by appointment'.

Roy Lichtenstein, 'Explosion' 1965–6
Roy Lichtenstein
Explosion 1965–6
Tate
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'A Hurricane in the Desert (The Simoom), for Rogers’s ‘Poems’' c.1830–2
Joseph Mallord William Turner
A Hurricane in the Desert (The Simoom), for Rogers’s ‘Poems’ c.1830–2
Tate
Francis Bacon, 'Turning Figure' c.1959–62
Francis Bacon
Turning Figure c.1959–62
Tate
© Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2016

Admission information

All visitors are welcome to access these artworks, but are asked to make an appointment in advance of their visit. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated with advance notice. We advise you to check before you visit that the artworks you wish to see are available.

Registration

First time visitors are required to complete a registration form and to produce one of the following proofs of identity: a passport/national identity card, a driving license or a student card.

Access

Wheelchairs are easily accommodated. If you have any specific access requirements, please contact us ahead of your visit.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 10.30–16.30

Closed for lunch between 13:00 and 14:00.

The Prints and Drawing Room is also open on the first Saturday of the month.

Location

Upper floor of the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain

Tate Britain
Millbank
London
SW1P 4RG
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Contact

Email: studyroom@tate.org.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7887 8042

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