John Singer Sargent, ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’ 1885–6
John Singer Sargent
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885–6

Welcome to Tate Britain

Entry to the gallery remains free for everyone, with a charge for some exhibitions. All visitors, including Members, will need to book a timed ticket online before visiting. Choose between a collection or an exhibition ticket.

Find out more information in our frequently asked questions or browse our family-friendly events below.

Yes, we’re asking all visitors to book a timed ticket online in advance. This is so we can manage the number of people in the galleries at any one time and ensure everyone can keep a safe distance.

Timed tickets for entry to the collection are free of charge. These need to be booked in advance, and can be done online or over the phone.

There is a charge for paid exhibitions. Under 16s get into exhibitions for free. Become a Tate Member and get free entry to all exhibitions. Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian) and family tickets are available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) see individual exhibitions for more information.

Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and carers' entrance is free.

Yes, as always, we welcome visitors with young children and buggies to come and enjoy the galleries.

Baby changing facilities are available on the lower floor near the Djanogly Café and near the Auditorium in the Clore Gallery.

You can breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable.

Yes, there are toilets available, with social distancing measures and extra cleaning regimes in place.

All cloakrooms are open. Items larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 22cm) are not permitted in the galleries. Cloakroom capacity is limited, so if the cloakroom is full, we regret we will not be able to let your bring your item in.

There are no self-service lockers at Tate Britain.

Visit the Djanogly Café on the lower floor to enjoy hot and cold food and drink. Take advantage of our Kids Pick and Mix lunch offer which includes a sandwich, fruit and a snack. High chairs are available.

You can also eat packed lunches outside the gallery entrances or in Millbank Gardens.

Family events at Tate Britain

  • Workshop

    Story Space

    Wednesdays and weekends in term time, Thursdays to Sundays in school holidays

    A place for families of all ages to read, imagine, play and create


Art to see

Get inspired before your visit

kids in tate britain

Photo: Alex Wojcik © Tate

Games to play in the gallery

You don’t need to be an expert to look at or talk about art. Don’t feel you have to ‘get it’ to enjoy it – take whatever you like from a piece.

You and your family can try these activities in any of the galleries. Remember it's ok to talk at Tate! It's ok to make some noise!

We encourage young people to explore art and idea to take ownership of the gallery.

Strike a pose

Get your child to secretly choose an artwork with a person in it. Once they have looked carefully at the pose, find a space in the room and encourage them to try to recreate the pose. The rest of the group can then try and spot the artwork the pose came from

Give us a clue

Encourage your child to find a portrait in the gallery that reminds them of someone in your group; someone famous; someone you all know (perhaps a neighbour or a friend). With the help of clues, the rest of the group can guess the chosen person

Photograph of a family activity at Tate Britain

Photo: Alex Wojcik © Tate

See it from their perspective

Get down to your child’s height and see what they see. The change in eye-level might make you think and feel differently

Get creative

Pick up a pencil and draw, doodle or dream within the gallery.

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