Children on the dock in front of Tate Liverpool gallery

1. We’re family-friendly

We are fully equipped for your visit. We have baby changing facilities and cloakrooms with buggy parking. 

2. Clore Learning Centre

Visit our family space in the Clore Learning Centre on the first floor of the gallery, with beautiful views across the River Mersey. You can take time out from around the gallery to relax, play and create in this space, designed just for families.

3. Pick up a rocket backpack

Designed to help young children and their adults explore our collection display Constellations together. Pick up a backpack from the ground floor reception area and become a space art explorer. 

Kids with rocket backpacks at Tate Liverpool
Kids explore Tate Liverpool with rocket backpacks © Tate

4. Free exhibitions for kids

Kids get open access to some of the greatest and freshest art there is.  Under 12’s go free with a paying adult. 

5. Start where you like

You don’t have to be methodical, chronological or logical. Maybe your children can take the lead? Feel free to stand or sit in front of a work for as long as you like.

6. Have fun with art

You and your family can try these activities in any of the galleries.

Strike a pose

Get your child to secretly choose an artwork with a person in it. Once they have looked carefully at the pose, find a space in the room and encourage them to try to recreate the pose. The rest of the group can then try and spot the artwork the pose came from.

Give us a clue

Encourage your child to find a portrait in the gallery that reminds them of: someone in your group; someone famous; someone you all know (perhaps a neighbour or a friend). With the help of clues, the rest of the group can guess the chosen person.

See it from their perspective

Get down to your child’s height and see what they see. The change in eye-level might make you think and feel differently.

7. Make some noise

It’s ok to talk at Tate! Get chatting about what you see. 

8. Visit the stars

Our free displays are called Constellations. Visit some the highlights from the nation’s collection of modern art. Our collection displays do change regularly, so you won’t see the same things year after year.

Kids in front of a Jackson Pollock in Tate Liverpool Constellations © Tate
Kids in front of a Jackson Pollock in Tate Liverpool Constellations © Tate

9. Take a break

Our café offers a healthy – and fun – children’s menu and we provide complementary crayons and activities.

We are currently running a ‘Kids eat for free’ offer at the Café at Tate Liverpool

10. Join in

We run events for kids and families in all our galleries. Check out what’s on for kids and families. 

Family event at Tate Liverpool in Clore Learning Centre © Tate
Family event at Tate Liverpool in Clore Learning Centre © Tate