Tate Liverpool
Free entry

Tate Liverpool

British and international modern and contemporary art

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00-17.50

Open today 10.00–17.50

Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB



Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Ellsworth Kelly in Focus

Until 29 May 2017

See one of America’s greatest abstract artists of the 20th century, Ellsworth Kelly

Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus

Until 3 Sep 2017

Join us for Tracey Emin and William Blake In Focus and discover surprising links between the two artists


Free Displays

Tate Liverpool Display

Constellations Highlights from the Nation's Collection of Modern Art

Take a fresh look at the connection between artworks from the Tate collection with this ongoing display
Tate Liverpool Display

Constellations Glenn Ligon Untitled 2006

This grouping of artworks selected by American artist Glenn Ligon, expands on some of his artistic concerns, in particular identity, authorship, race, gender and sexuality


Tate Liverpool Workshop

Imaginative Worlds

17–18 Apr 2017
Tate Liverpool Workshop

Printmaking and the Urban Landscape

Every Fri, 12 May – 23 Jun 2017

Explore the urban landscape and learn about printmaking

Tate Liverpool Performance

O.K. – The Musical Matinees

29 Apr 2017, 30 Apr 2017

See the perfomances of O.K.– The Musical


Collection on display


Rebecca Warren Versailles


Shelagh Cluett No Title


Rabih Mroué On Three Posters


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Admission information

Entry details

Admission to Tate Liverpool is free, except for special exhibitions. Become a Tate Member or Patron and get free entry to special exhibitions.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–17.50

Tate Liverpool opens at 10.45 on the first Wednesday of every month owing to staff training. The gallery is closed 24–26 December and Good Friday, but open as usual on all other days of the year, including Bank Holidays and New Year’s Day.

Getting here

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4BB


Approaching from the Strand, turn onto the Salthouse Dock opposite the Hilton Hotel. Continue straight on passing the Pumphouse Inn on the right and the Maritime Museum on the left. The quickest route to us is across the Hartley Bridge. This bridge can sometimes be closed to pedestrians with very little notice to allow boats into the Albert Dock. These closures are generally only for a short time.


Bike racks are located in the Mermaid Courtyard, adjacent to Tate Liverpool.


Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is directly opposite the Albert Dock, approximately 365 metres from Tate Liverpool. Route C4 also stops at the Albert Dock.


The nearest train station to Tate Liverpool is James Street Station, Liverpool L27PQ (720 metres approx.). Mainline rail tickets to Liverpool Lime Street Station are valid for travel to James Street Station.




Mersey Ferries from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral call at the Pier Head (960 metres approx.). Access from the Pier Head to the gallery is via The Strand.


To get to Tate Liverpool, follow the brown signs to the Waterfront.
The following car parks are near Tate Liverpool:
A multistorey car park at Kings Dock
Q-Park Liverpool ONE, with 2,000 underground spaces:35 Strand Street, Liverpool L1 8LT. Visitors to Tate Liverpool can park at Q Park and receive a 50% discount on parking for up to 24 hours. Ask for a voucher from a member of staff when visiting the gallery.


Coach parking is available at the Kings Dock Car and Coach Park, near to Tate Liverpool. More information for drivers www.albertdock.com.


Visitors may also like to make use of Liverpool’s Shopmobility service, on the third floor of the Liverpool ONE shopping centre. Equipment must be booked in advance and there is a charge.l. More information for drivers www.liverpool-one.com.


Accessible car parking

Limited pay and display parking is available near to Tate Liverpool inside the Albert Dock Gates near The Pump House public house (100 metres distance) and outside the Britannia Pavilion (100 metres distance).
A substantial number of charged-for Blue Badge parking bays are available on the ground floor of the Echo Arena multistorey car park (300 metres distance).
To book wheelchairs or enquire about additional parking access:

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Entrances to Tate Liverpool

Entrances to Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is located in the Albert Dock complex, which includes period features such as cobbles and original Yorkstone paving.

  • There are no steep gradients on approaches to Tate Liverpool.
  • There is level access to the gallery.
  • The main revolving doors are operated manually.
  • The two side doors open automatically and are push pad operated. The doors are single width. The door opening is 110cm wide.
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Wheelchair Provision

Five wheelchairs are available to borrow during your gallery visit. You can book one in advance or ask a member of staff for one on your arrival.
To book:

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Guide & Hearing Dogs

Tate Liverpool welcomes guide dogs and hearing dogs.

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Autism Friendly

  • An accessible guide to the gallery is available from the front desk and is also available to download
  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the front desk
  • We can provide a quiet space, please ask a member of staff
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Concessionary admission and carers’ entry for special exhibitions

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

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, large print and audio

Tate Liverpool provides a range of interpretative material including information panels, labels and leaflets.

  • All leaflets are available in Braille, large print and audio (personal stereos are available on request). Just ask at the information desk.
  • Large print captions are available in all special exhibitions and collection displays.
  • We are trialling the provision of light-weight, high-definition magnifiers in our gallery spaces. Please ask a member of staff.

Visual description

Find out whether an event at Tate Liverpool has visual description in the What’s On pages.

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

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

  • Foyer
  • Group reception room
  • Auditorium

A range of portable loop systems are available for use in meeting and event spaces which can be used by visitors with or without hearing aids.
Find out whether an event at Tate Liverpool has a hearing loop in the What’s On Pages

BSL talks

Find out whether an event at Tate Liverpool offers BSL interpretation in the What’s On Pages.

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Dyslexic visitors

  • We can provide various colours of transparent overlays, which may benefit some visitors with dyslexia when reading black-on-white text captions and leaflets.
  • All leaflets are available in large print.
  • Large print captions are available in all special exhibitions and collection displays.

Just ask at the Information desk.

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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, such as visitors with learning disabilities.

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Facilities at Tate Liverpool

Information desk

The Information desk at Tate Liverpool is located three metres from the front entrance. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have about the artworks, building and facilities.

  • There is level access to the Information desk from the entrance
  • Lighting levels are bright
  • Seating is available in the foyer


Female and males toilets are located next to the lift in the basement, 15 and 16 metres from the entrance respectively.
There is level access to both toilets and the lighting levels are bright.

Adapted toilets

There are adapted toilets at Tate Liverpool, which all visitors can use. Adapted toilets are situated:

  • 10.5 metres from the accessible entrance on the ground floor
  • in the basement next to the lift
  • between the rooms at the north end of the gallery on the first and second floors.

All adapted toilets are unisex. A key is not required.
The door to the ground floor adapted toilet opens inwards and is locked by a locking handle. As you face the toilet pan there is lateral transfer space of one metre on the left.
The tap type is lever. There is a functional emergency alarm. Wall mounted grab rails are on both sides of the toilet.

  • Other features are placed at the following heights above floor level:
  • Coat hook: less than 120 cm
  • Toilet seat: 45 cm.
  • Hand dryer: less than 130 cm.
  • Toilet roll holder: less than100 cm.
  • Sink: less than 74 cm.

The contrast between the walls and floor is good. Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

Changing Places toilets

Changing Places toilets are located locally on the Albert Dock and in Liverpool One. The nearest facility is at the Museum of Liverpool which is within a 15 minute walk from the gallery. Information is available on the Museum of Liverpool website.Changing Places toilets are also available in Liverpool One which is within a 20 minute walk from the gallery. The facility is located in the Liverpool One Information Centre.

Baby care facilities

There are three baby care rooms at Tate Liverpool, with a full range of facilities. They are located:

  • in the adapted toilet by the ground floor foyer
  • in the basement next to the standard female toilet
  • in the adapted toilet on the 1st floor gallery

Levels and lifts

The basement, ground, first, second and fourth floors are accessible to the public.

  • There are over 15 steps between floors
  • The steps are clearly marked
  • The lighting level is bright
  • There are handrails on both sides
  • There is a landing on each floor


There are two standard passenger lifts located opposite the main entrance. The right hand lift provides access to all levels; the left hand lift provides access to the ground, first, second and fourth floor.

  • The lifts are 12 metres from the entrance
  • The dimensions of the lifts are 1.24 metres x 1.23 metres
  • There is a mirror in each lift to aid reversing out
  • The lifts have a visual floor indicator, Braille markings and an audible announcer
  • The external call buttons are at a low level
  • The lighting level in the lifts is bright


Lockers are available and free to use in the basement at Tate Liverpool. A £1 coin deposit is required to use the lockers.

  • You may be requested to leave briefcases, bags, sticks or umbrellas in the lockers
  • Large bags and rucksacks must be placed in the lockers
  • If you have a large item or pram which will not fit in one of our lockers, please ask a member of staff in the foyer for assistance.”


Seating is available in the galleries. Portable folding stools are available on request – ask a member of staff or at the information desks


There is level access to the Café at Tate Liverpool.

  • Assisted service is available
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre
  • No tables or chairs are permanently fixed
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest dining table is 70 cm
  • Menus are clearly written and presented in contrasting colours
  • They are hand held and available in large print
  • The type of food served is hot and cold meals, and snacks
  • Shop

    There is level access to the Shop at Tate Liverpool and ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

    Event spaces

    There are three event spaces for functions on the fourth floor, which has separate lift and toilet access. Other event spaces are available on the ground floor. Events and hospitality at Tate Liverpool

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    Contact Us

    Email visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk
    Call +44 (0)151 702 7400

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