The sheer number and vulnerable nature of drawings, watercolours and prints in Tate’s collection means that only a small selection can be shown in the galleries at any one time. Visitors are however welcome to look at works on paper whether for pleasure or academic study, in the Prints and Drawings Rooms. The Prints and Drawings Room holdings range from from sketchbooks and watercolours by visionary nineteenth century artist J.M.W. Turner, to modern and contemporary prints and drawings by leading international artists. To find out which artworks are available to see in the Prints and Drawings Room visit Art & Artists and look out for artworks flagged with 'view by appointment'.
All visitors are welcome to access these artworks, but are asked to make an appointment in advance of their visit. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated with advance notice. We advise you to check before you visit that the artworks you wish to see are available.
First time visitors are required to complete a registration form and to produce one of the following proofs of identity: a passport/national identity card, a driving license or a student card.
Wheelchairs are easily accommodated. If you have any specific access requirements, please contact us ahead of your visit.
Monday to Friday 10.30–16.30
Closed for lunch between 13:00 and 14:00.
The Prints and Drawing Room is also open on the first Saturday of the month.
Upper floor of the Clore Gallery at Tate BritainTate Britain
London SW1P 4RG
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Phone: +44 (0)20 7887 8042