a visitor assistant in a mask stands and waves.

Before you visit Tate Liverpool you need to book a ticket.

Tickets are free, but you may have to pay for some exhibitions.

If you feel unwell on the day of visiting please stay at home. You can call us to change your ticket date.

Tate Liverpool is open every day, apart from 24–26 December when we are closed.

You can visit us from 10.00–17.50.

It is quietest at the start and end of the day.

You can call us on +44 (0)151 702 7400 to find out:

  • how busy the gallery will be that day

  • what the quietest time slot will be

outside of Tate Liverpool on the Albert Dock, the walk way is industrial with big columns and there is a neon sign for Tate overhead.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

a parent and child wearing face coverings walking into the gallery.

Make sure you bring your face mask.

You will need to wear a face mask in the gallery and the shop, unless you are exempt.

Person using a sanitiser dispenser.

There are hand sanitisers for you to use in the gallery.

You can bring your own if you prefer.

Person opening a locker at Tate Liverpool.

There are lockers on the basement floor.

You can store your items there whilst you explore the gallery.

Card machine and a sign saying please use contactless payments.

You can only pay by card or contactless in the gallery.

You may want to buy food or something from the shop.

tate liverpool on the albert dock as seen from across the water. there are boats in the water and the sky is blue.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

Tate Liverpool is on the Royal Albert Dock. It is next to the water, you may see lots of boats in the dock.

The Royal Albert Dock can be busy with people visiting the nearby shops and restaurants.

the side of Tate Liverpool, a red brick industrial building held up by large red pillars. To the right is a large sculpture made up of brightly coloured rocks stacked vertically. The sky behind is blue with white fluffy clouds.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

Outside of the gallery you will see a sculpture by Ugo Rondinone. It is a tall stack of brightly coloured rocks.

The Albert dock outside of Tate liverpool with a Tate sign.

Outside of the gallery there is a red and white neon sign.

It repeats Tate in a circle.

Entrance to Tate Liverpool. A glass door is open with a bright orange frame.

This is the Tate Liverpool entrance.

If you have a bag, a security staff member will check what's inside.

A close up of a member of staff scanning an exhibition ticket on a mobile phone.

When you're inside a member of staff will scan your ticket.

You can show your ticket printed or on your mobile phone.

A person puts their bag inside a locker.

You can put your coat and bag in our locker room. It is free to use.

The locker room is on the basement floor.

two people stood in front of a reception desk in the foyer at Tate Liverpool

This is our foyer desk. It is on the right as you enter the building.

You can ask for help or information here. You can also buy exhibition tickets.

Staff wear a black uniform and an orange lanyard with Tate staff written on it. They may be wearing a mask or they may not.

At the foyer desk a member of staff can give you:

A person holds a set of ear defenders.
  • Ear defenders.

a close up of someone holding a magnifier over a wall text.
  • Magnifiers and coloured overlays.

a stack of portable stools next to a wall.
  • Foldable stools.

a stick on the floor says 'one way only'

There are one-way routes around Tate Liverpool.

You will find your way by following the arrows and signs.

stairs with signange at the bottom
  • You can take the stairs.

a set of lifts with signage on the floor showing where you can stand.
  • You can use the lifts.

Try to keep a safe distance from other visitors on the gallery route.

An adult and two young children looking at a painting.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

people taking a photo.
Photo: © Rikard Österlund

We have lots of people visiting the gallery.

  • There may be families visiting.

  • There may be visitors talking.

  • There may be people taking photos.

Tate Liverpool foyer with lots of visitors inside.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

Some areas can get noisy but other parts of the gallery are quiet.

Ask staff if you would like to be taken to a quieter area.

person looking at a painting
person looking at a painting
person holding young child's hand whilst looking at a sculpture

You will see different types of modern and contemporary art.

There are views onto The Albert Dock or River Mersey from the windows.

You can sit on the window seats and look at the view.

black icon on white background showing no touching
black icon on white background showing no eating
black icon on white background showing no drinking
black icon on white background showing no flash photography

You cannot touch the artworks.

You cannot eat in the gallery.

You cannot drink in the gallery.

You cannot take photos with flash in the gallery.

In some exhibitions you cannot take any photos. You can check with a member of staff before you enter.

A parent and child crouch on the floor in front of an artwork. There is a wire barrier between them and the artwork.

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 it is crossed. This is to help you know to step back.

outside signage of the toilet.
outside the toilets with signs on the wall.
a changing places toilet sign printed on the wall.

There are toilets on the basement floor. There are also baby change facilities on the basement, first and second floors.

There is an accessible toilet on every floor.

the inside of a changing places accessible toilet. The room includes a hoist.

There is a changing places toilet on the ground floor.

All toilets have hand dryers which you may find noisy.

family studio
family studio

The Clore Learning Centre is a space for families. It is on the first floor.

In here artists have made different activities for you. You can take them with you to help you explore the gallery.

There are a lot of sofas here where you can sit down and relax.

Sometimes its dark, sometimes its light.

Tate Liverpool shop.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

The Café is on the ground floor. You have to walk through the shop to get there.

It can be crowded and noisy some of the time, especially at lunch time.

a member of staff wears a mask and stands behind the bar in the cafe
A barista is serving a coffee at the bar. behind, another barista is using the coffee machine.

In the Café you can order your food and drinks at the counter.

The person behind the counter 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.

2 people are sat on sofas having drinks on a coffee table. Behind there are large windows which look onto the water in the Albert Dock.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

  • In the summer you can choose to sit inside or outside.

  • You can take your face mask off once you are seated.

  • You can take a look at a menu before you visit.

  • You can only eat food that is bought in the café here.

open entrance to the shop at tate liverpool

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

The shop is by the entrance to the gallery.

You can buy books, homeware, prints and postcards in the shop.

a floor sticker reads 'exit only, please follow the one way routes'
an exit sign on q stand is placed by a side door

When you are ready to leave, the exit is on the ground floor.

We hope you enjoy your visit!