Free entry

Tate Britain

We reopen on 27 July, timed tickets are required

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

John Singer Sargent, ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’ 1885–6
John Singer Sargent
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885–6
Tate

Guided by the latest official advice, we are working on new ways of doing things to safely welcome you back

Entry remains free for everyone, with a charge for some exhibitions. All visitors, including Members, will need to book a timed ticket online before visiting. There are one-way routes around the gallery, guiding you through rooms in the collection. Each route offers access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.

For more details on the changes we've made see our FAQs.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Routes through Tate Britain

  • Exhibition

    Steve McQueen Year 3

    Until 31 Jan 2021
    Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen unveils his epic portrait of London’s Year 3 pupils
    Free entry
    Extended
  • Exhibition

    Aubrey Beardsley

    Until 20 Sep 2020
    The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years
    Now booking
    Extended
  • Collection route

    British Art 1540–1890

    From 27 July
    Explore over 300 years of British art on this route through Tate Britain
    Free entry
  • Collection route

    British Art 1930-now

    From 27 July
    Discover movements that have defined a century of British art
    Free entry

Getting Here

Address

Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG

Directions

Pimlico: Victoria Line, 600 metres approx
Vauxhall: Victoria Line, 850 metres approx
Westminster: Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 1,200 metres approx

Route 87 stops on Millbank
Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street
Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road.)

Vauxhall 850 metres approx.
Victoria 1,600 metres approx.

The Tate Boat runs every twenty to thirty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier.

Cycle Hire Docking Stations at Millbank (at Millbank House), Rampayne Street (by Pimlico Tube station), Vauxhall Bridge Road (Vauxhall Bridge end) and Regency Street.

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

There is limited pay and display parking in the streets around Tate Britain during weekdays. It is free at the weekends and after 18.30 on weekdays.

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

Your visit

Entry details

Entry is free for everyone but timed tickets are currently required for all visitors including Members, Patrons and supporters

Exhibition entry is paid and requires a timed ticket:

  • Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and entrance for companions is free
  • Members and Patrons have free entry to exhibitions but must book a timed ticket before visiting
  • Visitors aged 16–25 can join Tate Collective to access £5 exhibition tickets
  • Up to four children aged 11 and under go free per parent or guardian
  • £5 family child tickets are available for children aged 12–18 years

Booking routes

Tate Britain is currently operating one-way routes to ensure the safety of all visitors, colleagues and volunteers.

All routes have step-free access, with entry via the Manton Entrance ramp and exit via the Gallery’s gardens on Millbank. There may be a need to queue at various points in the building to ensure social distance can be maintained. If you are unable to queue, please speak to a member of the team.

Bag size policy

Our cloakroom is currently closed, please avoid bringing bulky coats or bags to the gallery.

For reasons of safety and security the following are not permitted:

  • bags larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm)
  • sports or recreational equipment (musical instruments)
  • large wheelie bags or boxes
  • foldable bicycles, large skateboards and child or adult scooters

There is a left luggage facility at Victoria station.

Security

We take security very seriously and work closely with Police Project Servator teams. You can read more about our approach to safety and rules for the gallery.

Accessibility

Accessible car parking

There are five accessible parking spaces for disabled visitors, accessed via John Islip Street. Please book these spaces at least 24 hours in advance.

To book:

Your name, contact details, vehicle registration number, date and time of visit are required to make the booking

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

Once you have parked, please enter the Gallery via the Manton Entrance, approximately 200 meters from the parking spaces. If you have booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, these can be collected from the Staff Entrance.

Drop off points

There is a drop off/pick up point on Atterbury Street and one on Millbank. These are both near the entrance to the gallery.

Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders

There are three spaces for Blue Badge holders on Atterbury Street, by a dropped kerb and three spaces on Millbank.

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Entrance

All entrance is currently via the Manton Entrance on Atterbury Street.

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  • There is a ramp down to the entrance with central handrails.

  • The Manton entrance has automatic sliding doors.

  • The Manton entrance takes you to the lower floor of the gallery where there is level access to the Linbury Galleries, the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms by appointment only, Café, toilets and baby care room.

  • There is lift and stair access to the gallery areas on the main floor.

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Wheelchair and mobility scooter provision

To borrow a wheelchair or walker you can either book in advance or ask a member of staff on arrival (subject to availability). Reservation is free.

To borrow a mobility scooter please book at least 24 hours in advance of visiting. Reservation is free but you must have driven a mobility scooter before.

Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place and so you may be asked to wait whilst the wheelchair, scooter or walker is prepared.

To book:

Your name, contact details, date and time of visit are required to make the booking

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

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Facilities at Tate Britain

Information desks

Located near the Manton entrance and in the Lower Rotunda. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.

Toilets

Accessible and standard toilets are located on the lower floor.

Changing Places toilets are currently not available at Tate Britain. The nearest Changing Places toilet is located in the Houses of Parliament, approximately 1300 metres from Tate Britain.

Baby changing facilities are available on the lower floor near the Café.

Lifts

There are two lifts at Tate Britain. These will be operating as part of the one way routes:

  • A large lift near the lower rotunda gives one-way access up to the gallery areas on the main floor and the Members Room on the upper floor.
  • A large lift near the Upper Galleries gives one way access down to the lower floor and the Gallery exit onto Millbank.
  • Floor levels are announced in all lifts.
  • You may need to queue to enter the lifts to ensure that all visitors can maintain a safe distance.

Cloakroom

The cloakroom is currently closed. Please avoid bringing bulky coats and bags to the gallery.

Seating

  • There are seats and benches near the Manton Entrance and Lower Rotunda.
  • There are also a number of seats in the galleries.
  • Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff or pick up a stool from the racks located in the Galleries. You will be asked to clean the stool before and after use using the allocated cleaning station.

Water fountains

Water fountains are currently turned off to reduce touchpoints in the gallery.

Restaurant and Cafe

The Djanogly Café is located on the lower floor with access from the Lower Rotunda.

The Rex Whistler Restaurant is currently closed.

Shops

There are two shops at Tate Britain:

  • The Main Shop is on the upper floor and accessible as part of the free collection routes.
  • The Manton Shop on the lower floor is located in the Manton foyer and is accessible to all visitors twice during their visit.

Member Facilities

The Members Room is located on the upper floor. Access via the lift located at the Lower Rotunda on the lower floor and the lift by the Henry Moore display on the main floor.

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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Enlarged print gallery plans

Enlarged print gallery plans are available on request from Information desks.

Large print guides

Large print guides are available for all exhibitions.

You can access printed versions in the gallery:

  • Ask a member of staff the exhibition entrance. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place and all large print guides will be cleaned after use.

You can access PDF versions on our website:

  • Visit the relevant exhibition page and click on the blue box 'Read the exhibition guide'; click on the 'Download large print guide' button near the top of the page to read the guide or to save a copy to your device.

Large print captions are currently not available for the permanent collection. Visitors can borrow a magnifier from one of the Information Desks.

Magnifiers and Coloured Overlays

Magnifiers and coloured overlays are available from exhibition entrances. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place. Ask a member of the gallery team for more information.

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

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

  • Information Desks
  • Auditorium
  • Manton Studio
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Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available at the information desk in the Manton entrance.

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Dyslexic visitors

Large print guides, coloured overlays and magnifiers are available for exhibitions. Ask a member of staff at the exhibition entrance.

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Access Events

Access Events such as BSL talks Touch tours, Audio described tours, and Community groups are not currently being offered.

Due to the need for everyone to keep a safe distance in the galleries, we are not currently running any events. We’re continuing to review provision and programmes and hope to recommence events as soon as we can.

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Contact us

For queries about:

  • mobility scooter reservations
  • wheelchair reservations
  • accessible car park reservations
  • membership and ticketing services

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 option 1 (09.45–18.00 daily)

For queries about:

  • general information to plan your visit

Email information@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 option 1 (09.45–18.00 daily)

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps.

We want to make sure that all our galleries are welcoming and accessible, your feedback will helps us to continue improving.

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