You can book your ticket over the phone on
Tate Britain is open every day, apart from 24–26 December when we are closed.
You can visit us from 10.00–18.00.
It is quietest at the start and end of the day.
You can call us on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 to find out:
how busy the gallery will be that day
what the quietest time slot will be
Make sure you bring your face covering
Please wear a face covering in the gallery and the shop, unless you are exempt.
There are hand sanitisers for you to use in the gallery.
You can bring your own if you prefer.
There is a cloakroom on the lower floor.
You can store your items there whilst you explore the gallery.
You can only pay by card or contactless in the gallery.
You may want to buy food or something from the shop.
The gallery is on Millbank. It is between the Vauxhall bridge and the Lambeth bridge.
The front of Tate Britain faces the river.
The entrance to the gallery is on Atterbury Street.
It is on the side of the building.
You can go down the slope or steps to the entrance.
You might have to queue outside whilst our staff space out visitors.
The doors are glass and open automatically.
If you have a bag, a security staff member will check what's inside.
A member of staff will scan your ticket inside.
You can show your ticket printed or on your mobile phone.
If you would like to buy an exhibition ticket on the day you can visit our ticket desk.
The desk is on the lower floor in front of the gallery entrance.
This is a visitor assistant.
They wear a black uniform and an orange lanyard with Tate staff written on it. They may be wearing a mask or they may not.
You can ask visitor assistants:
for help or information
to take you to a quieter space
Visitor assistants can also give you:
Ear defenders, ramble tags or touch tour gloves.
Magnifiers and coloured overlays.
There is a cloakroom on the lower floor. You can put your coat and bag in our cloakroom. It is free to use.
A staff member will give you a token with a number on it. You will need to bring this token back when you collect your items.
There are one-way routes around Tate Britain.
You will find your way by following the arrows and signs or asking a visitor assitant.
You can use the Rotunda stairs.
You can use the Manton stairs.
You can take the lift.
Try to keep a safe distance from other visitors.
Lots of people visit the gallery every day.
Some areas can get crowded and noisy but other parts of the gallery are quiet.
Ask a member of staff if you would like to be taken to a quieter area.
You might see people drawing.
You might see people taking photos.
You might see families visiting.
You will see different types of art. There are sculptures, paintings, films and installations throughout the gallery.
There are free art displays. These change, so you might see something different every time you visit.
Some spaces can be dark, some spaces can be light.
The Duveen galleries run through the middle of the upper floor.
In the galleries is a big installation which includes moving images and sudden loud noises.
You can find out more information on the exhibition page.
You cannot touch the artworks.
You cannot eat in the gallery.
You cannot drink in the gallery.
You can take photos without a flash.
In some exhibitions you cannot take any photos. You can check with a member of staff before you enter.
Look out for markings on the floor or wire barriers around some artworks. This is so you do not get too close to the art.
The wire barriers may make a sound if they are crossed. This is to help you know to step back.
There are toilets, an accessible toilet and baby change facilities on the lower floor.
The toilets have hand dryers which you may find noisy.
The Manton Studio is a space for families. It is on the lower floor.
In the Manton Studio artists have made different activities for you. You can take them with you to help you explore the gallery.
You can sit down and relax here.
The Djanogly Café is on the lower floor.
You can take a look at a menu before you visit.
You can order your food and drinks at the counter.
If you order a hot drink, the café staff will ask you to wait whilst they prepare it for you.
If you order hot food, the café staff will give you a number on a stand.
Take the stand with you to your table and the café staff will bring your order to you.
You can take your face mask off once you are seated.
In the summer you can choose to sit inside or outside.
You can only eat food that is bought in the café here.