Free entry

Tate Britain

The home of British art from 1500 to the present day

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG



Rachel Whiteread

Until 21 Jan 2018

Celebrating over 25 years of Rachel Whiteread’s internationally acclaimed sculpture


Art Now Simeon Barclay: The Hero Wears Clay Shoes

Until 5 Nov 2017

Enjoy the latest from our series of Art Now exhibitions

Free Collection displays



Curator's Tour: Rachel Whiteread

20 Oct 2017

​Learn more about this exhibition and the extraordinary breadth of Rachel Whiteread’s career



21 Oct 2017

An opportunity to think about gender, bodies, freedom and world-building through making and engaging with performance


Odile Decq on London and Paris

1 Nov 2017

Join award-winning French architect Odile Decq for this special talk


Artist Talk: Roger Ballen

10 Nov 2017

Join us to launch UrbanPhotoFest 2017 with a talk by acclaimed photographic artist Roger Ballen

Plan your visit

Collection on Display


James Barnor Eva, London

1960s, printed 2010

Getting Started

In Tate Britain

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We’re here to welcome you to Tate Britain

Our in-gallery teams can help you get the most out of your visit. Chat to us to plan your day and share stories, ideas and opinions about the art on display.

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 a companions 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

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Last admission and ticket sales for special exhibitions is one hour before closing times. 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.

On select Fridays we are open late.

Getting here


Tate Britain Millbank
London SW1P 4RG



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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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 (please note your name, contact details, date and time of visit are required to make the booking)

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (daily 9.45 - 18.00)

Parking spaces for disabled visitors near Tate Britain

There are two drop off points on Atterbury Street and 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 (please note your name, contact details, date and time of visit are required to make the booking)

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.


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.


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.


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 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


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


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

large print gallery plans

Large print gallery plans are available on request from the Information desks.

Large print captions and exhibition guides

Large print captions are available for special exhibitions. Please ask at the exhibition entrance.

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.

Tours can be given at any time during normal gallery opening hours.

We ask that visitors book at least a week in advance, although it may be possible to arrange tours at shorter notice.

To book call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Option 2 for information).

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


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

For out of hours emergencies call +44 (0) 20 7887 8999

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