School visits to Tate Britain are free. There is an admission charge for exhibitions.
All groups must book in advance, whether visiting independently or taking part in a Tate-led session. The maximum size of a visiting school group at Tate Britain is 120 students. Large groups should be split into smaller groups of up to 20 people when in the gallery.
Please let us know if you would like to book the schools lunch room and locker facilities (UK school groups only).
When you book a visit, please advise us of any specific access requirements that members of your group may have.
Please note that for the duration of Steve McQueen: Year 3 at Tate Britain, we will be prioritising visits from the 70,000 pupils who feature in the exhibition. Therefore schools' visits to Tate Britain from November 2019 to May 2020 will be reserved for participating schools only.
We will also not be offering artist-led workshops at Tate Britain during the 2019/2020 academic year due to Steve McQueen: Year 3. We will however be offering an increased amount of artist-led workshops at Tate Modern during this period. Please see below for more details.
How to make a booking
To enquire, please fill out this Booking Enquiry Form and respond to all the questions. We’ll get back to you with a booking confirmation.
Or contact us by phone, call + 44(0) 20 7887 8888 (option 3).
If you are planning a visit to the gallery within the next three weeks, please call our schools bookings team instead of emailing us.
Have the following ready when you call:
- Range of dates for your visit
- School address, telephone number and email address
- Group size and age of pupils
- Would you like to book the schools lunch room and lockers? (UK schools only)
DO I NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING TO BRING A SCHOOL GROUP TO TATE?
All groups with more than 10 students need to book in advance. If you are bringing a big group we request you split up into smaller groups of up to 15 when moving around the galleries.
Schools are welcome to bring up to a maximum of 120 children on a self-led visit per day. We are unable to accommodate groups larger than this as we have limited number of school group arrivals per day for Health & Safety reasons and wish to give as many schools as possible the chance to visit the galleries.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Self-led visits to the permanent collection at Tate Britain are free. For temporary exhibitions there is a charge, a special group rate is available.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS FOR EXHIBITIONS?
For UK school groups we offer £5 tickets when you are bringing a minimum of 10 students and 1 teacher. There are 30 tickets available on the hour every hour from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday at the school group rate. Tickets must be paid for in full at least two weeks in advance of the date of the visit. Once sold tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. However, whilst the tickets are on reserve, unpaid, we can amend the numbers or timing, subject to availability.
WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU HAVE FOR STUDENTS?
We have a number of ‘activities’, developed by artists, who have worked on the schools and teachers programme. We call them 'in-gallery resources'. You can find them below under ‘Self-led student resources’ and ‘Teaching resources and courses’. These resources emulate the workshops and include the perspective of contemporary artists in the gallery. They aim to encourage new ways of looking at and learning with art.
MY STUDENTS ARE STUDYING [INSERT TOPIC], HOW DO I FIND OUT IF IT IS ON DISPLAY?
Check Tate’s website, by searching for the artwork, artist or medium in Search. Alternatively, use our Artist A-Z or Art Terms. The information team can also help with any display queries 020 7887 8888 (Option 2).
IS THERE SOMEWHERE WE CAN PARK?
Tate Britain has limited accessible onsite parking. This should be booked in advance and a registration number provided at least 24hrs before the visit.
I WANT TO ARRANGE A TALK OR TOUR FOR MY STUDENTS - HOW DO I DO THIS?
CAN WE SEE THE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS ROOM?
Yes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org after booking a self-led visit with us. The maximum size of groups is 12 (less for younger students).
HOW LONG SHOULD WE BE THERE?
People usually spend anywhere between 1 hour to a whole day in the galleries.
WHERE ARE THE BATHROOMS AND ARE THERE CHANGING FACILITIES?
At Tate Britain there are bathrooms in the Clore Centre and on the Lower Ground Floor.
IS THERE A MAP?
Yes. Maps are available to download for Tate Britain or to pick up in the gallery.
We run a programme of workshops, which you can book in advance of your visit, subject to availability:
Visit an exhibition
A special school group price for exhibitions is available during weekdays if you book and pay at least two weeks in advance.
For more information please email email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (option 3).
Artist devised resources will be provided to your school group at the sign in desk (Clore Centre at Tate Britain and Clore Welcome Room at Tate Modern).
We have a wide range of free learning resources to support students and teachers to engage with art and ideas. These include activities for pupils to do in the gallery, as well as resources to extend your engagement in the classroom before and after your visit.
We can support your visit by helping you to select and book self-led student activities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can download them from the links found below.
We encourage young people to explore art and idea to take ownership of the gallery.
Plan Your Visit
There is a lot to see from the extensive permanent collection to exhibitions.
Find out what artworks are currently on display at Tate Britain.
You can also search for a specific the artwork, artist or art term in the Search.
Otherwise contact Information on 020 7887 8888 (Option 2).
QUESTIONS TO DISCUSS BEFORE Your VISIT
- What does art mean to you?
- What was the last thing you made or created?
- What does art make you think?
- What does art make you feel?
QUESTIONS TO GET YOU EXPLORING WHEN YOU GET HERE
- If you could take one piece of artwork home with you, what would you take?
- What do you think art does in the world?
- Why should art be taught in school?
- If you imagined a gallery in the future, what do you think it would look like? What would be in it? Who would be in it?