Duveen Galleries

Wander the Duveen Galleries and take in our latest sculpture commission

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Installation of Philip King sculptures in the Duveen Galleries 2015 © Ana Escobar

At the heart of Tate Britain opposite the Millbank entrance, the Duveen Galleries were the first public galleries in England designed specifically for the display of sculpture.

Opened in 1937 and funded by Lord Duveen, the 300 feet long neo-classical galleries were designed by John Russell Pope, Romaine-Walker and Gilbert Jenkins.

The Tate Britain Commission

Every year a British artist is invited to make new work in response to the grand spaces of the Duveen Galleries and to Tate’s collection.

Artists who have previously undertaken commissions in the space include Phyllida Barlow (2014), Fiona Banner (2010), Martin Creed (2008), Mark Wallinger (2007) and Mona Hatoum (2000).

Since 2007 Sotheby’s has supported the Tate Britain Commission placing engagement with contemporary art at the heart of Tate Britain’s programme.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00


Main central sculpture galleries north of the Rotunda and main central staircase at Tate Britain

Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Related Events


Tate Britain Commission: Mike Nelson: The Asset Strippers

Until 6 Oct 2019

A major new installation by Mike Nelson transforms the heart of Tate Britain

Free entry

Late at Tate Britain

First Friday of each month

The perfect opportunity for the curiously minded to explore the gallery after hours

Free entry

Tate Britain Commission: Heather Phillipson

16 Jun – 18 Oct 2020

Tate Britain’s central galleries will be transformed again by a large-scale immersive art work

Free entry

Also at Tate Britain