Tate guide gesturing towards a painting.

Adjustments during social distancing

Tate Britain is currently operating one-way routes around the gallery to allow everyone to keep a safe distance. Private Tours are available for our one-way collection routes, for a maximum of ten people.

For larger groups please see our virtual talks and early morning tour options, or contact us for more information.

Unfortunately Tate to Tate tours, Exhibition private lectures, Exhibition packages and Exhibition tours are temporarily suspended.

Discover our private tours

Permanent collection tours

  • 60 minutes
  • £180 per group, maximum 15 people

Learn about Tate with an introduction to the gallery and highlights from the permanent collection on a one-way collection route of your choice. If you would like to see a particular section of the gallery, let us know and we will try to accommodate this.

Tours can be arranged 10.00–16.30 seven days a week, subject to availability.

Foreign language tours

  • 60 minutes
  • £240 per group, maximum 15 people

A permanent collection tour in a foreign language. Subject to availability, tours are available in the following languages: French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian.

Tailored tours

  • 90 minutes
  • £240 per group, maximum 15 people

Explore the collection in depth by looking at an artist or subject of your choice, in a tour specifically tailored to your requirements. If you would like to work with an artist and include an interactive element to your tailored tour, let us know when booking.

Interactive tours

  • 90 minutes
  • £240 per group, maximum 15 people

Explore ideas underpinning the artworks on display in a group tour led by an artist educator. The tours are designed to encourage your group to form opinions and questions on the subject you are studying. Practical activities, from sketching to collage, serve as a tool to further explore the artworks.

Architecture Tours

  • 90 minutes
  • £240 per group, maximum 15 people

Explore the history and architecture of a historic London gallery with your guide. Learn about the construction and design of Tate Britain.

Morning private tour

  • 60 minutes
  • Suitable for groups of up to 25 people
    • Please note the rule of six will still apply and groups will have to practice social distancing during the visit.

Morning tours are an opportunity to visit Tate Britain at 09.00 with a Tate Guide before the gallery opens to the public. Your tour can include the permanent collection or a temporary exhibition. The gallery will be opened exclusively for your group.

Virtual collection talks

  • 60 minutes
  • £240 per group, maximum 50 people

Learn about Tate with an online introduction to highlights from the permanent collection. If you would like to explore a particular area of the collection let us know and we can try to accommodate this.

Talks can be arranged from 10.00–16.30 seven days a week, subject to availability.

    Virtual exhibition talks

    • 60 minutes
    • £240 per group, maximum 50 people

    If you are unable to visit the gallery in person, you can now enjoy an online exhibition talk with one of our lecturers.

    Virtual interactive talks

    • 90 minutes
    • £240 per group, maximum 25 people

    Explore ideas underpinning the artworks on display in online tour led by an artist educator. The talks are designed to encourage your group to form opinions and questions on the subject you are studying. Talks can be specifically tailored to your requirement, exploring works within the Tate collection or a subject of your choice.

    Contact us

    To find out more and book call +44 (0)20 7887 4946 or email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk

    • Payment is required two weeks in advance of your tour
    • There is an extra charge for tours taking place on a bank holiday
    • Smaller groups are welcome