Tate Britain

Free admission

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Tate Britain millbank entrance

David Hockney
A Bigger Splash (1967)

© David Hockney

Explore art made in Britain

Entry to the gallery is free – there’s no need to book. Booking a ticket is recommended for exhibitions but some tickets may be available at the door. Members enjoy unlimited free entry to exhibitions with no need to book.

Our collection displays show art made in Britain, arranged by date. Each artwork tells a story – a glimpse of a moment in history, the life of the artist or subject, or how and why the work is made.

Over the course of this year, we’re updating the Tate Britain collection displays. Different galleries will be closed at different times while this takes place. If you'd like to see a favourite work of art, please contact us before you visit. The work will be fully completed in 2023.

Find out what changes we’ve made to keep you safe.

What's on

  • Exhibition

    Walter Sickert

    Until 18 Sep 2022

    Discover the boundary-pushing paintings by one of Britain’s most influential artists

    Now booking
  • Exhibition

    Cornelia Parker

    Until 16 Oct 2022

    Experience Cornelia Parker’s mesmerising large-scale installations

    Now booking
  • Exhibition

    Tate Britain Commission: Hew Locke: The Procession

    Until 22 Jan 2023

    British sculptor and contemporary visual artist Hew Locke has created a new and exciting large-scale installation for the 2022 Commission


Visit the collection

  • Walk Through British Art

    Until 30 October 2022
    Explore art made in Britain, arranged by date
  • Henry Moore

    Visit two rooms dedicated to the work of sculptor Henry Moore
  • Turner Collection

    See the world’s largest free display of paintings by J.M.W. Turner and Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals
  • Spotlights

    A series of regularly changing in-depth displays on specific artists or theme

Getting Here


Tate Britain
London SW1P 4RG


Cycle hire docking stations are located on Millbank Tower (320 metres), Rampayne Street near Pimlico Tube station (480 metres) Vauxhall Bridge (643 metres) and Regency Street Westminster (645 metres). Find availability on Transport For London.

To park your own bike, parking spots are available near the Manton entrance on Atterbury Street. See all parking spots on Active Things.

Route 87 stops on Millbank
Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street
Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Check TFL before you travel for any changes to their services.

Closest stations are:

Vauxhall 850 metres approx.
Victoria 1,600 metres approx.
Charing Cross 2,100 metres approx.
Waterloo 2,253 metres approx.
London bridge 3,500 metres approx.

Check TFL before you travel for any changes to their services.

Pimlico: Victoria Line, 600 metres approx
Vauxhall: Victoria Line, 850 metres approx
Westminster: Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 1,200 metres approx

Check TFL before you travel for any changes to their services.

You can also use this webapp to make your journey during quiet times.

Travel direct between Tate Britain at Millbank Pier and Tate Modern at Bankside Pier with the Tate to Tate – RB2 service.

The RB2 service runs every 30 minutes. Check Thames Clipper for the latest timetable.

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Millbank, just outside the main entrance.

There is limited pay and display parking in the streets around Tate Britain during weekdays. It is free at the weekends and after 18.30 on weekdays.

Use this map to locate local electric car charging points.

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Millbank, just outside the main entrance.

Admission information

Entry details

Entry to the collection is free for everyone. Booking is recommended for exhibitions.

Exhibition entry

  • Members and Supporters enjoy free exhibition entry – no need to book, just turn up with your card
  • Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and entrance for companions is free
  • Visitors aged 16–25 can join Tate Collective to access £5 exhibition tickets
  • Up to four children aged 11 and under go free per parent or guardian
  • £5 family child tickets are available for children aged 12–18 years

For more information see our Booking and Ticketing FAQs.


Entry is via the Manton Entrance ramp on Atterbury Street or via the steps from Millbank.

Bag size policy

Bags and items larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) are not permitted in the building. Potentially dangerous objects are also not permitted.

There is a left luggage facility at Victoria station.

Skateboards, scooters, and folding bike policy

Non-electric skateboards, non-electric scooters, and non-electric folding bikes are permitted but they must be put in the cloakroom. Cloakroom capacity is limited, so if it is full, we regret we will not be able to let you bring your item.


We take security very seriously and work closely with Police Project Servator teams. You can read more about our approach to safety and rules for the gallery.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Last entry 17.30

Open daily apart from 24, 25 and 26 December

Visiting tips

In Tate Britain

  • Djanogly Café

    Enjoy food and drink, from homemade salads and pastries to locally sourced beer
  • Prints and Drawings Rooms

    By appointment, view drawings, prints and more from Tate's collection not currently on display in the galleries
  • Members Room

    Treat yourself in our exclusive Members Room
  • Tate Draw

    See your drawings come to life using our digital sketch pads at Tate Britain
  • Main Shop

    Find unique gifts, artist books and prints of iconic artworks
  • Library & Archive Reading Rooms

    Access our huge collection of library and archive items in this free-to-use study space


Accessible car parking

There are five accessible parking spaces for disabled visitors, accessed via John Islip Street. Please book these spaces at least 24 hours in advance.

To book accessible parking:

  • Email
  • Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 - option 1 (daily 10.00–17.00)

    Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

Your name, contact details, vehicle registration number, date and time of visit are required to make the booking for an accessible parking space.

Once you have parked, please enter the Gallery via the Manton Entrance, approximately 200 meters from the parking spaces. If you have booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, these can be collected from the Staff Entrance.

Drop off points

There is a drop off/pick up point on Atterbury Street and one on Millbank. These are both near the entrance to the gallery.

Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders

There are three spaces for Blue Badge holders on Atterbury Street, by a dropped kerb and three spaces on Millbank.

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All entrance is currently via the Manton Entrance on Atterbury Street.

  • There is a ramp down to the entrance with central handrails.
  • The Manton entrance has automatic sliding doors.
  • The Manton entrance takes you to the lower floor of the gallery where there is level access to the Linbury Galleries, the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms by appointment only, Café, toilets and baby care room.
  • There is lift and stair access to the gallery areas on the main floor.
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Wheelchair and mobility scooter provision

To borrow a wheelchair or walker you can either book in advance or ask a member of staff on arrival (subject to availability). Reservation is free.

To borrow a mobility scooter please book at least 24 hours in advance of visiting. Reservation is free but you must have driven a mobility scooter before.

Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place and so you may be asked to wait whilst the wheelchair, scooter or walker is prepared.

To book:

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

Your name, contact details, date and time of visit are required to make the booking

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Facilities at Tate Britain


Accessible and standard toilets are located on the lower floor.

Changing Places toilets are currently not available at Tate Britain. The nearest Changing Places toilet is located in the Houses of Parliament, approximately 1300 metres from Tate Britain.

Baby changing facilities are available on the lower floor near the Café.


There are two lifts at Tate Britain. These will be operating as part of the one way routes:

  • A large lift near the lower rotunda gives one-way access up to the gallery areas on the main floor and the Members Room on the upper floor.
  • A large lift near the Upper Galleries gives one way access down to the lower floor and the Gallery exit onto Millbank.
  • Floor levels are announced in all lifts.
  • You may need to queue to enter the lifts to ensure that all visitors can maintain a safe distance.


  • There are seats and benches near the Manton Entrance and Lower Rotunda.
  • There are also a number of seats in the galleries.
  • Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff or pick up a stool from the racks located in the Galleries. You will be asked to clean the stool before and after use using the allocated cleaning station.

Water fountains

Water Fountains are located next to the toilets on the lower floor. There is also a water dispenser in the Djanogly Café.


The Djanogly Café is located on the lower floor with access from the Lower Rotunda.


There are two shops at Tate Britain:

  • The Main Shop is on the upper floor and accessible as part of the free collection routes.
  • The Manton Shop on the lower floor is located in the Manton foyer and is accessible to all visitors twice during their visit.

Member Facilities

The Members Room is located on the upper floor. Access via the lift located at the Lower Rotunda on the lower floor and the lift by the Henry Moore display on the main floor. You must book a timed slot to visit the gallery before visiting the Members room.

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Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available from a member of staff at the cloakroom in the Manton foyer.

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To help plan your visit to Tate Britain, have a look at our visual story. It includes photographs and information of what you can expect from a visit to the gallery.

When you get to the gallery, ear defenders can be borrowed from one of our Access Stations. These are located in the Manton Foyer and Sackler Octagon. Please ask a member of staff. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place.

The Clore foyer tends to be the quietest place in the gallery. Ask a member of staff for more information.

Loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in some artworks.

For more information before your visit contact us on:

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Enlarged print gallery plans

Enlarged print gallery plans are available on request from Information desks.

Large print guides

Large print guides are available for all exhibitions.

You can access printed versions in the gallery:

  • Ask a member of staff the exhibition entrance. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place and all large print guides will be cleaned after use.

You can access PDF versions on our website:

  • Visit the relevant exhibition page and click on the blue box 'Read the exhibition guide'; click on the 'Download large print guide' button near the top of the page to read the guide or to save a copy to your device.

Large print captions are currently not available for the permanent collection. Visitors can borrow a magnifier from one of the Information Desks.

Magnifiers and Coloured Overlays

Magnifiers and coloured overlays are available from exhibition entrances. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place. Ask a member of the gallery team for more information.

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

The following areas of Tate Britain are fitted with a hearing loop:

  • Auditorium
  • Manton Studio
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Dyslexic visitors

Large print guides, coloured overlays and magnifiers are available for exhibitions. Ask a member of staff at the exhibition entrance.

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Epilepsy and Seizures

Loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in some artworks.

For more information before your visit contact us on:

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

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Communication cards

Communication cards provide a means of visual, or nonverbal, communication.

You can use our communication cards to ask for directions to facilities in the gallery. These include toilet, café, seating, shop, quiet room, and exit. Show one of the cards to a member of Tate staff if you need to be shown to one of these places.

You can download these cards and print at home or save as a PDF on your portable device. There are two colour versions, with white or yellow background. Use whichever version you find easiest to read.

Tate is grateful to Anna Farley who initiated and championed the development of these communication cards. Anna is an autistic artist who makes work exploring her autism, UK disability culture and inclusion.

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Access Events

View upcoming access events at Tate Britain.

BSL interpretation, captioning and audio descriptions are also offered where possible.

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Contact us

For queries about:

  • mobility scooter reservations
  • wheelchair reservations
  • accessible car park reservations
  • membership and ticketing services

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 option 1 (10.00–17.00 daily)

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps.

For queries about:

  • general information to plan your visit

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 option 1 (10.00–17.00 daily)

We want to make sure that all our galleries are welcoming and accessible, your feedback will helps us to continue improving.

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