Private tours for groups at Tate Britain

Group tours and talks are an excellent way to discover more at Tate Britain.

Private tour of Tate Britain © Tate

Private tour of Tate Britain © Tate

Discover our private tour offer:

Private tours

  • Permanent collection tours
  • Foreign Language tours
  • Tailor-made and interactive tours
  • Architecture tours
  • Tate to Tate tours
  • Exhibition tours
  • Morning private tours

Private tours

Get the most out of your visit to Tate with a private tour of the collection displays. Tours are taken by expert Tate Guides.

Choose from a general highlights tour or focus on a specific area of the collection. Alternatively, we can organise a tailor-made tour for your group on a theme or exam topic of your choice.

If you would like to work with an artist and include an interactive element to your tailor-made tour, please let us know when booking. Tailor-made tours last for 90 minutes.

Enquire about a private tour

  • 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; please refer to the minimum price of each tour

Looking for a tour for two or a gift for someone special? Take a look at our Tours for Two offering.

Permanent collection tours

  • 60 minutes
  • £10 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £150)

The tour will include an introduction to Tate with highlights of the permanent collection. If you would like to see a particular section of the gallery we can usually accommodate this. Tours can be arranged from 10.00am until 16.30 seven days a week subject to availability.

Foreign language tours

  • 60 minutes
  • £14 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £210)

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

Tailor-made and Interactive tours

Tailored Tours

These tours are specifically tailored to your requirements. Explore the collection in depth by looking at an artist or subject of your choice.

  • 90 minutes
  • £14 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £210)

Interactive tours

Interactive tours are led by an artist educator. Your group through discussion and fun making activities will explore ideas underpinning the artworks on display. The tours are designed to encourage your group to form opinions and questions on the subject you are studying. Any practical activity, be it sketching or collage will serve as a tool to explore and not for its own sake. Surprising results come from the simplest of techniques.

  • 90 minutes
  • £14 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £210)

Architecture Tours

  • 90 minutes
  • £14 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £210)

The tour will explore the history and architecture of a historic London gallery. With your guide learn about the construction and design of Tate Britain.

Tate to Tate tours

Enjoy a tour of Tate Britain in the morning, a relaxing trip on the Tate Boat and a tour of Tate Modern in the afternoon.

  • £24.45 per person (minimum group size of 15)
  • Foreign language tour rate: £32.45 per person

Exhibition private lecture

Get the most out of Tate’s special exhibitions with a private lecture by a Tate lecturer for your group.

  • 60 minutes
  • £10 per person (minimum group size of 20 or price of £200)

Available Monday to Friday, subject to availability. There is an extra charge for lectures taking place on a bank holiday.

Exhibition package

Make a day of it with our exhibition package. Enjoy tea and coffee on arrival, a private lecture, a buffet lunch, and exhibition entry.

  • £41 per person, concessions £40 (minimum group size of 20)
  • Available Monday to Friday, subject to availability

Exhibition tours

Get the most out of Tate’s special exhibitions with a private tour led by a Tate Guide. This tour uses Antenna International group guiding equipment. This involves a microphone for the guide and a headset for each member of the group so you can hear the tour clearly.

  • 60 minutes
  • £150 with a maximum group size of 10 at Tate Britain

Morning private tour

Enjoy Tate without the crowds with a private tour before opening hours.

  • Suitable for small groups only
  • Subject to availability

To find out more and book call 020 7887 4946 or email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk.

Morning tours are an opportunity to visit Tate Britain at 09.00am with a Tate Guide before the gallery opens to the public.

The exhibition will be opened especially for your group and making this an exclusive experience.
Morning Private Tours can include a permanent collection tour or a tour of a temporary exhibition.

Enquire about a private tour

  • To find out more and book call + 44 (0)20 7887 4946 or email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk.
  • Payment is required two weeks before your tour
  • There is an extra charge for tours taking place on a bank holiday
  • Smaller groups are welcome; please refer to the minimum price of each tour