Free entry

Tate Modern

International modern and contemporary art

Finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017

We are closed on 24, 25 and 26 December

Opening times

Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00

Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Exhibitions

Exhibition

Modigliani

Until 2 Apr 2018

See some of the most memorable art of the 20th century at Tate Modern’s comprehensive retrospective of Modigliani’s work

Exhibition

Hyundai Commission: Superflex One Two Three Swing!

Until 2 Apr 2018

Playfully subversive artists SUPERFLEX have filled Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall with swings 

FREE
Exhibition

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into the Future

Until 28 Jan 2018

Enter the fantastical world of the Kabakovs in the first major UK exhibition dedicated to these pioneers of installation art

Free Collection Displays

Events

Plan Your Visit

Collection on display

Getting Started

In Tate Modern

Colour photograph of three Visitor Assistant standing in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern

We’re here to welcome you to Tate Modern

Our in-gallery team can help you get the most out of your visit. Whether it is how to plan your day or to share stories, ideas and opinions about the art on display, do ask us.

Admission information

Entry details

Admission to Tate Modern is free, except for special exhibitions. Become a Tate Member or a Patron and get free entry to all special exhibitions. Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and carers' entrance is free. 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 020 7887 8888

Information 09.00–18.00, daily; Membership and ticketing services 9.45–18.00, daily

 

 

We're closed on

Sunday 24 December 2017, Monday 25 December 2017, Tuesday 26 December 2017 (Holiday break)

We are closed on 24, 25 and 26 December

Opening times

Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00

Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00

Last admission and ticket sales for special exhibitions Sunday – Thursday is at 17.15 and 21.15 on Friday – Saturday. 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.

Getting here

Address

Tate Modern Bankside
London SE1 9TG

Directions

BY TUBE

Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx
Blackfriars: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx
St Paul’s: Central Line, 1,100 metres approx.

BY BUS

Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street
Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

BY TRAIN

Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit.
London Bridge 1,100 metres approx.

BY BOAT

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.

BY BIKE

Cycle Hire Docking Stations are located on New Globe Street and Southwark Street.

BY TAXI

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

BY CAR

There are no parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. Public transport is the easiest way of getting to the gallery.

BY COACH

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Southwark Street, a short walk from the main entrance. 

Accessibility

Accessible car parking

Accessible parking spaces for disabled visitors to Tate Modern

There are twelve parking spaces for disabled visitors to Tate Modern, accessed via Park Street.
Please book these spaces in advance, giving at least 24 hours’ notice.

To book:
Email ticketing@tate.org.uk (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)

Once you have parked, please enter via the South Entrance across the level terrace, approximately 30 – 65 meters from the parking spaces. This entrance offers two lifts on the right as you enter, which go to level 0 (ticket desk, cloakroom, lockers, toilets, shop, Turbine Hall).
If you have booked a scooter or a wheelchair, these can also be collected from the South Entrance (step free access).

Drop off points

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Holland Street, near the Turbine Hall entrance (step free access).

Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders near Tate Modern

There are no parking spaces for Blue Badge Holders in the immediate surroundings of Tate Modern.
The nearest accessible parking bays are on Emerson Street (1 long stay bay), Hopton Street (2 long stay and 1 short stay bay) New Globe Walk (2 long stay).

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Entrances at Tate Modern

There are five entrances to the gallery.

Turbine Hall entrance on Holland Street

  • There is a ramp into level 0 of the gallery
  • A flight of steps with a handrail runs alongside the length of the ramp
  • From here, there is escalator, lift and stair access to all levels

River entrance on Queen’s Walk

  • The river entrance is situated either side of the chimney base. It provides access directly to level 1
  • From here there are lifts and staircase to all floors in the Boiler House

Blavatnik Building entrance on Sumner Street

  • The entrance is located on the south side of the building and it provides access directly to the Terrace Bar and Terrace shop
  • From here there are lifts to all levels in the Blavatnik Building and access to the Boiler House via Level 1 Bridge
  • The two parts of the Tate Modern building: Boiler House and Blavatnik Building are connected on Level 0 through Turbine Hall, Level 1 Bridge and Level 4 Bridge

South entrance

  • There is an entrance on the south side of the building on Sumner Street with direct access to the Level 1 Bridge and to 2 accessible lifts, which go to level 0 (ticket desk, cloakroom, lockers, toilets, shop, Turbine Hall)

Additional entrance to the Café

  • There is an additional entrance to the Café [keep active link] on Level 1 next to the Turbine Hall entrance on Holland Street

Boiler House and Blavatnik Building

  • The two parts of the Tate Modern building: Boiler House and Blavatnik Building are connected on Level 0 through Turbine Hall, Level 1 Bridge and Level 4 Bridge

Wheelchairs, prams and buggies

  • All entrances are accessible for wheelchairs, prams and buggies
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Wheelchair and mobility scooter provision

Ten wheelchairs and two electric scooters are available at the gallery. To reserve one, please book at least 24 hours in advance. You must have driven a mobility scooter before if you would like to use one at Tate Modern.
To book:
• Email ticketing@tate.org.uk (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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Facilities at Tate Modern

Information desks

Information desks are located near the River entrance, in the Turbine Hall and in the Clore Welcome Room on Level 0. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.

Toilets

Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor, on the concourses.
A Changing Places toilet is available on Level 0 Boiler House. The key is available from the cloakroom on Level 0. It offers:

  • Plenty of room for carers
  • Full room coverage electric hoist equipment
  • Height adjustable changing bench
  • Paper roll
  • Height adjustable wash hand basin
  • Non-slip floor
  • Privacy screen
  • Seating

Baby changing facilities

  • The Baby Care Room is located on Level 0 Boiler House
  • Additional nappy-changing facilities are available in all toilets on each floor

Lifts

  • There are four lifts in the Boiler House part of the building situated by the main stairs on each floor. You can reach the lifts from the River entrance, the Turbine Hall entrance and the Café entrance
  • There are eight lifts in the Blavatnik Building, situated by the main stairs on each floor
  • Two lifts between levels 0 and 1 link the Blavatnik Building entrance and the Tickets and Information desks in the Turbine Hall

Cloakroom and Lockers

  • The cloakroom is located on level 0 Boiler House. The service is free of charge
  • 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
  • Self-service lockers are located in the Tanks lobby on Level 0 Blavatnik Building
  • The use of the lockers is free of charge
  • Ask a member of staff at the Information desk on Level 0 for a free token

Seating

  • There are seats and benches throughout Tate Modern galleries, Turbine Hall and the concourses
  • Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff or pick up a stool from the racks located on the concourses on levels 2, 3 and 4

Restaurant, Café and Espresso Bar

  • The Kitchen and Bar on Level 6 Boiler House and the Restaurant on Level 9 Blavatnik Building are both accessible via lifts. Both have waiter service
  • Café on level 1 Boiler House and the Terrace Bar on Level 1 Blavatnik Building are accessible from street level. The Espresso Bar on Level 3 Boiler House is accessible via lifts in the Boiler House. All are self-service but staff are happy to help if you need assistance

Tate Modern shops

There are four shops at Tate Modern:

Telephones

  • There is a card and cash pay phone on Level 1 in the Boiler House, under the staircase in the lift lobby
  • 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 by the toilets on levels 0, 2, 3 and 4 in the Boiler House
  • There are no water fountains in the Blavatnik Building

Member Facilities

  • The Members Room is located on Level 8 Blavatnik Building. Lifts are available on every floor
  • The Members Bar is located on Level 5 Boiler House. Lifts are available on every floor
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Concessionary admission

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

Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and a companion/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. A drinking bowl is available at the cloakroom on level 0 – 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 exhibition entrance

Large print gallery plans

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

Audioguide

The audioguide is designed to give you an insight into the artworks featured once you are in front of them. It is not designed to navigate you through the gallery to each work. A separate paper guide will help you with finding each artwork.

  • The 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

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

Audio described tours

Audio described tours at Tate Modern occur 4 times a year and led by a visually impaired artist. Listed on the What’s on pages

Coloured overlay and magnifiers

Coloured overlays and magnifiers are available from the information desks and the special exhibition entrances. Please ask a member of staff.

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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.

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.

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

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Dyslexic Visitors

  • Coloured overlays and magnifiers are available from the information desks and at the special exhibition entrance. Please ask a member of staff
  • Large print gallery plans are available on request from the information desks
  • Large print guides are available for special exhibitions. Please ask at the exhibition entrance​
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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.

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Contact Us

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (daily, 09.45–18.00)

Out of hours emergencies only Control Room +44 (0) 20 7401 5101

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