Tate Modern multimedia guide

Family using the Tate Modern Multimedia Tour

Pick up our Bafta-winning multimedia guide and get a unique insight to the art on display at Tate Modern. A great introduction to modern and contemporary art, with artist interviews, interactive games and art-inspired music.

What’s in the guide?

The guide covers all the collection displays at Tate Modern and includes content on more than 50 artworks.

With the digital guide you can:

  • watch videos of the artists at work
  • hear what major artists have to say about their own work
  • listen to the music that inspired them
  • listen to commentaries from leading cultural critics, musicians and writers
  • play interactive games.

And for families

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Explore the Tate Modern collection together with our newly updated Family Multimedia Guide.

Find out about different artists and their practice, discover how works were made and engage with the art as a group through games and activities. You’ll hear the characters on the guide joke and debate about the art they encounter, inviting you into their conversation and encouraging you to discuss what you see around you in the gallery.

Tate Family Experience

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  • Multimedia guide Mission Opening Menu

    Multimedia guide opening menu

  • Multimedia guide Artist's Brain Mission 1

    Multimedia guide Artist’s Brain

  • Multimedia guide Scream Scream Scream
  • Multimedia guide My Teacher is an Alien

    Multimedia guide My Teacher is an Alien

Try out the Tate Modern Family Experience and explore the gallery through three adventures that will put you right in the middle of the action! This is an audio guide with a difference!

In My teacher is an alien, two teenagers have to finish a school project with a difference – you could say it’s out of this world…

In Writer’s block, best-selling author Sonia Scrape, has a different problem – she’s run out of ideas for her scary books; you’re her only hope!

But for your first adventure, you and your family will be joining the Memory Retrieval Team! A code RED emergency, your mission, if you choose to accept it – is to enter the Artist’s brain.

Working together as a group, you’ll be playing games, sharing ideas, and creating stories, and of course, looking at some amazing art!

This experience has been designed for families with children aged 7–11, but younger or older children may enjoy it too! English language only.

Where to hire the Multimedia Guide

Hire the Tate Modern Multimedia Guide from the multimedia desk on Level 1 or Level 2 for the duration of your visit.

  • 10.00–17.00, Sunday to Thursday
  • 10.00–21.00, Friday and Saturday
  • £4 (£3.50 concessions)
  • £10 for a family group of four including at least one under-18
  • In English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano and British Sign Language (BSL)
  • You will be asked to leave a piece of identification

If you are visiting as a group and would like to use the multimedia guides, please let us know when you book your visit.

All of our projects are constantly adjusted according to visitor feedback, so after you’ve used this resource we’d love to hear what you thought. Let us know by speaking to a member of staff in-gallery or by sending an email to: information@tate.org.uk

British Sign Language (BSL) tour

The handheld computer plays video clips of interpreters signing a tour of highlights of the displays, as well as presenting visual interactive content such as games and opinion polls.

The tour provides on-demand interpretation for deaf and hearing impaired visitors in their preferred language.

Audioguides and multimedia guides for exhibitions

Audioguides and multimedia guides are available for special exhibitions.