Visitors to Tate Modern on a touch tour

Visitors to Tate Modern on a touch tour
Artworks pictured: Umberto Boccioni Unique Forms of Continuity in Space 1913, Roy Lichtenstein Whaam! 1963

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© Masayo Matsuda

Concessionary admission and carers’ entry for special exhibitions

Admission to Tate Modern is free, but there is a charge for special exhibitions.

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. A drinking bowl is available at the cloakroom on level 1 – just ask a member of staff.

Large print captions and exhibition guides

Large print captions are available at all special exhibitions at Tate Modern. Please ask at the Information desk.

Audioguide

The free Tate Modern audioguide talks you through a selection of the most iconic works in the collection displays, including international paintings and sculptures spanning a century.

  • Each work is thoroughly described as the narrator draws your attention to each feature of the painting, sculpture or installation
  • Description is followed by information about the artist and the context in which the work was made
  • The tour allows you to choose your own route through the gallery and explore the collection independently

You can pick up the audioguide from the Multimedia desk on level 1.

An audio guide for Malevich is available at the exhibition entrance, offering contextual information on key works, curator commentary and insights from experts including conservators, biographers and artists. Please note, this guide is offered on a raised-button audio player, but does not include visual description content. 

Touch tours

Touch tours at Tate Modern guide visually impaired visitors through the ideas, materials and techniques of art since 1900. We also offer bespoke touch tours to deafblind visitors.

Visual description

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

Supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

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

  • Information desks
  • Auditorium

Hearing loops are also available on most gallery tours.

Find out whether an event at Tate Modern has a hearing loop in the What’s on pages.

Tate Modern Multimedia Guide in BSL and other sign languages

A free sign language multimedia guide to display highlights with optional subtitles is available from the multimedia guide desks on level 1 or level 3 at Tate Modern

Please note: you will need to leave a deposit item (a driving licence or ID card, for example) to borrow the tour.

BSL talks

A range of gallery talks, tours and events at Tate Modern are organised in or interpreted into BSL.

Find out whether an event at Tate Modern offers BSL interpretation in the Events at Tate Modern in the What’s on pages.

Tate Modern BSL talks are also listed on the Magic Deaf website.

Touch tours

Touch tours at Tate Modern guide visually impaired visitors through the ideas, materials and techniques of art since 1900. We also offer bespoke touch tours to deafblind visitors.

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]

Supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Community groups

Tate Modern offers events and workshops for a wide range of community groups. Attendees currently include mental health service users, homeless people, adults with learning difficulties and ESOL refugee groups.

Contact us

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday–Friday, 10.00–17.00)
Textphone +44 (0)020 7887 8687