The new Switch House with Boiler House tower in the background
Free entry

Tate Modern

International modern and contemporary art

Opening times

Sunday to Thursday 10.00-18.00

Friday to Saturday 10.00-22.00

Open today 10.00–18.00

Bankside, London, SE1 9TG



Tate Modern Exhibition

Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017

Until 11 Jun 2017

From intimate still-lifes and portraits, to images that address vital political issues, explore the photographs of this groundbreaking artist

Tate Modern Exhibition

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

Until 21 May 2017

Elton John’s unrivalled modernist photography collection comes to Tate Modern

Free Collection Displays


Tate Modern Talk

October: The Russian Revolution and Revolutionary History

12 May 2017

Award-winning fiction writer China Miéville leads a discussion on the portents and possibilities of revolution 

Tate Modern Talk

Writing Photographs

6 May 2017

Take a look at how photography is expanded, altered and dissected through the use of text and writing

Tate Modern Film

The Finding Fanon Trilogy

24 May 2017

A moving and multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation inspired by the radical thinker Franz Fanon

Tate Modern Late

Uniqlo Tate Lates

28 Apr 2017, 26 May 2017, 30 Jun 2017, 28 Jul 2017, 25 Aug 2017

Experience the gallery after-hours from 18.00–22.00 with a mix of art, music, film and workshops


Collection on display


Phyllida Barlow untitled: upturnedhouse, 2


Victor Vasarely Supernovae


Louise Bourgeois Cell XIV (Portrait)


Yves Tanguy Azure Day


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Studying truth with Wolfgang Tillmans

Interact and listen as the artists talks us through his ideas about truth and reality


Elton John and Nicolas Serota present The Radical Eye

Watch the musican in conversation with our previous director


TateShots: Françoise Gilot

Françoise Gilot, muse to Picasso, on her own career as an artist


Bethann Hardison on art, race and power dressing

The fashion activist’s views on everything from cultural appropriation to David Bowie

Eat, Drink & Shop

In Tate Modern


The Tanks

See performances and interactive art and video installations; these galleries celebrate new art


Turbine Hall

Visit this vast, iconic space for large-scale sculpture and site-specific installation art


Viewing Level

Behold awe-inspiring 360ᵒ views of the London skyline, from high above the River Thames

Colour photograph of a Visitor Assistant standing in front of Bridget Riley's painting Nataraja 1993, chatting to two visitors

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 +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Information 09.00–18.00, daily; Membership and ticketing services 9.45–18.00, daily

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

Tate Modern


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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 Walks

  • 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

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

South entrance

  • There is an additional entrance on the south side of the building on Sumner Street with direct access to the Terrace shop and Level 1 Bridge

Additional entrance to the Café

  • There is an additional entrance to the Café on Level 1 next to the Turbine Hall entrance on Holland Street

Boiler House and Switch House

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

Wheelchairs, prams and buggies

  • Entry for wheelchairs, prams and buggies is via the River entrance, Café entrance or Switch House entrance 
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Accessible car parking

Parking spaces for disabled visitors to Tate Modern

There are twelve parking spaces for disabled visitors to Tate Modern, located on south side of the building, accessed via Park Street at the eastern end of the building. These spaces must be booked ahead.

To book:

  • Email (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 Switch House 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.

If you have booked a scooter, wheelchair, or walker, these can also be collected from the Switch House entrance.

Drop off points
A drop off / pick up point is situated on Holland Street, near the Main entrance.

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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 (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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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 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 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.


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
  • 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 and level 2.

Audio described tours

Audio described tours at Tate Modern guide visually impaired visitors through the ideas, materials and techniques of art since 1900.

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

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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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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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Touch Tours

Touch tours at Tate Modern introduce visually impaired visitors to the thematic arrangement of the displays. The tours engage with the ideas, materials and techniques of modern and contemporary art.

Tours typically include a sculpture that can be explored through direct handling, and a number of other two and three-dimensional works which are explored using a combination of raised images, handling objects, description and discussion.

There are four tours to choose from. Each one is based in a single suite of Tate Modern. The content of the tours changes as the displays change; the following descriptions are a guide to what you can expect from each tour.

Deafblind tours

We can now offer bespoke touch tours to deafblind visitors.

Book a touch tour

Tours can be given at any time during normal gallery opening hours
We ask that visitors book at least a week in advance, although it may be possible to arrange tours at shorter notice

To book call +44 (0)20 7401 5113
To discuss arrangements for a tour call +44 (0)20 7401 5114

Tate Audio is sponsored by Bloomberg
The Clore Information Room is supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation

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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.


Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor.
On level 0 there is also a Changing Places toilet, which 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 found on level 0. Additional nappy-changing facilities are available in the toilets on each floor.


There are four lifts in the Boiler House part of the building and eight in the Switch House, situated by the main stairs on each floor. There are also two lifts between levels 0 and 1 linking Switch House entrance and the Tickets and Information desks in the Turbine Hall.


The cloakroom is on level 0.

  • 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.

There are plenty of self service lockers in the Tanks lobby on Level 0. 


  • Stools are available in the galleries. They can be picked up from the concourses on levels 2, 3 and 4. Just ask a member of staff or at the Information desks if you would like to use them.
  • Benches can be found in a number of Tate Modern galleries.
  • Additional seating is provided in the Turbine Hall and concourses.

Restaurant, Café and Espresso Bar

  • The Kitchen and Bar on level 6, Boiler House and the Restaurant on level 9, Switch House has waiter service.
  • Café on level 1, Boiler House, Bar on level 1, Switch House and the Espresso Bars on level 2, Switch House and on level 3, Boiler House are all self-service but staff are happy to help if you need assistance.

Tate Modern shops

There are four shops at Tate Modern:


Card and cash pay phones are situated on levels 0 and 1, under the staircase.

Water fountains

There are water fountains on levels 0, 2, 3 and 4.

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Contact Us

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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