Free entry

Tate Liverpool

Timed tickets are required for all visitors

The gallery will open at 10.30 on the first Wednesday of every month

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–17.50

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Liverpool L3 4BB
Tate Liverpool
Bridget Riley, ‘Untitled [Fragment 2/10]’ 1965
Bridget Riley
Untitled [Fragment 2/10] 1965
Tate
© Bridget Riley 2020. All rights reserved.

We are open and happy to see you

Entry remains free for everyone, with a charge for exhibitions. All visitors, including Members, will need to book a timed ticket online before visiting. There are one-way routes around the gallery, guiding you through each of the rooms. Both routes offer access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.

Please only visit with people from your household or support bubble (maximum group size six). All visitors are required to wear face coverings in our galleries, apart from those who are exempt.

For more details on the changes we've made, and visiting guidance, see our FAQs.

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  • Exhibition

    Don McCullin

    Until 9 May 2021

    See more than 200 photographs of Liverpool, the north and international conflict, captured over the last 60 years

    Now booking
  • Collection route

    All Free Displays Winter

    Until 17 Jan 2021

    See our two new displays, make connections between artists, and explore optical art on this route through Tate Liverpool

    Free entry

Visit the collection online

Getting Here

Address

Tate Liverpool
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB

Directions

Approaching from the Strand, turn onto the Salthouse Dock opposite the Hilton Hotel. Continue straight on passing the Pumphouse Inn on the right and the Maritime Museum on the left. The quickest route to us is across the Hartley Bridge. This bridge can sometimes be closed to pedestrians with very little notice to allow boats into the Albert Dock. These closures are generally only for a short time.

Bike racks are located in the Mermaid Courtyard, adjacent to Tate Liverpool.

Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is directly opposite the Albert Dock, approximately 365 metres from Tate Liverpool. Route C4 also stops at the Albert Dock.

The nearest train station to Tate Liverpool is James Street station, Liverpool L27PQ (720 metres approx.). For travel within Merseyside plan your journey at merseyrail.org.

Mersey Ferries from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral call at the Pier Head (960 metres approx.). Access from the Pier Head to the gallery is via The Strand.

To get to Tate Liverpool, follow the brown signs to the Waterfront.
The following car park is near Tate Liverpool:


Q-Park Liverpool ONE, with 2,000 underground spaces: 35 Strand Street, Liverpool L1 8LT. Visitors to Tate Liverpool can park at Q Park and receive a 30% discount on parking for up to 24 hours. Ask for a voucher from a member of staff when visiting the gallery.

Coach parking is available at the Kings Dock Car and Coach Park, near to Tate Liverpool. More information for drivers.

Visitors may also like to make use of Liverpool’s Shopmobility service, on the third floor of the Liverpool ONE shopping centre. Equipment must be booked in advance and there is a charge. More information for drivers.

Admission information

Entry details

Entry is free for everyone, but timed tickets are currently required for all visitors, including Members, Patrons, Supporters and Corporate Partners.

Entry to the Don McCullin exhibition is paid and requires a timed ticket:

  • Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and entrance for companions is free
  • Members and Patrons have free entry to exhibitions but must book a timed ticket before visiting
  • Visitors aged 16–25 can join Tate Collective to access £5 exhibition tickets
  • Up to four children aged 12 and under go free per parent or guardian
  • £5 family child tickets are available for children aged 12–18 years

One-way routes

Tate Liverpool is currently operating one-way routes to ensure the safety of all visitors, colleagues and volunteers.

Both the exhibition and collection routes have step-free access. There may be a need to queue at various points in the building to ensure social distance can be maintained. If you are unable to queue, please speak to a member of the team.

Bag size policy

Our lockers are currently closed, please avoid bringing bulky coats or bags to the gallery.

For reasons of safety and security the following are not permitted:

  • bags larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm)
  • sports or recreational equipment (musical instruments)
  • large wheelie bags or boxes
  • foldable bicycles, large skateboards and child or adult scooters

Security

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.

The gallery will open at 10.30 on the first Wednesday of every month

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–17.50

In Tate Liverpool

  • Café

    Drink and dine amidst the vibrant designs of British pop artist Sir Peter Blake

  • Shop

    Beautiful gifts for Christmas and beyond  

Accessibility

Accessible car parking and drop-off

Some pay and display parking is available near to Tate Liverpool inside the Albert Dock Gates near The Pump House public house (100 metres distance) and outside the Britannia Pavilion (100 metres distance).

A Q-Park Liverpool ONE, with 2,000 underground spaces: 35 Strand Street, Liverpool L1 8LT. Visitors to Tate Liverpool can park at Q Park and receive a 30% discount on parking for up to 24 hours. Ask for a voucher from a member of staff when visiting the gallery.

To book wheelchairs or enquire about additional parking access:

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Entrances to Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is located in the Albert Dock complex, which includes period features such as cobbles and original Yorkstone paving.

  • There are no steep gradients on approaches to Tate Liverpool
  • There is level access to the gallery
  • The main revolving doors are operated manually
  • The two side doors open automatically and are push pad operated. The doors are single width. The door opening is 110cm wide
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Wheelchair provision

Five wheelchairs are available to borrow during your gallery visit.

You must book prior to your arrival.

To book:

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Assistance dogs

We welcome assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.

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Autism friendly

  • An accessible guide to the gallery is available to download
  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the front desk
  • We can provide a quiet space, please ask a member of staff
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Concessionary admission and carers’ entry for special exhibitions

Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and carers’ entrance is free. Details are available on each exhibition page.

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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Large print

Tate Liverpool provides a range of interpretative material including information panels, labels and leaflets.

  • All artwork labels are available in large print at the entrance to each exhibition or display
  • Exhibition booklets are also available in large print. Please ask a member of staff
  • Light-weight, high-definition magnifiers are available in our gallery spaces, as well as cerium overlays in a variety of colours. Please ask a member of staff

Access events such as Audio described tours are not currently being offered.

Due to the need for everyone to keep a safe distance in the galleries, we are not currently running any events. We’re continuing to review provision and programmes and hope to recommence events as soon as we can.

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

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

  • Foyer
  • Group reception room
  • Auditorium

Access events such as BSL talks are not currently being offered.

Due to the need for everyone to keep a safe distance in the galleries, we are not currently running any events. We’re continuing to review provision and programmes and hope to recommence events as soon as we can.

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Dyslexic visitors

  • We can provide various colours of transparent overlays, which may benefit some visitors with dyslexia when reading black-on-white text captions and leaflets.
  • All artwork labels are available in large print at the entrance to each exhibition or display.
  • Exhibition booklets are also available in large print. Please ask a member of staff.

Just ask at the Information desk.

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Facilities at Tate Liverpool

Information desk

The Information desk at Tate Liverpool is located three metres from the front entrance. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have about the artworks, building and facilities.

  • There is level access to the Information desk from the entrance
  • Lighting levels are bright
  • Seating is available in the foyer

Toilets

Female and males toilets are located next to the lift in the basement, 15 and 16 metres from the entrance respectively.
There is level access to both toilets and the lighting levels are bright.

Adapted toilets

There are adapted toilets at Tate Liverpool, which all visitors can use. Adapted toilets are situated:

  • 10.5 metres from the accessible entrance on the ground floor
  • in the basement next to the lift
  • between the rooms at the north end of the gallery on the first and second floors.

All adapted toilets are unisex. A key is not required for these toilets except for the toilet on the ground floor, which requires a RADAR key. RADAR keys are available from staff in our foyer and at our information desk.
The door to the ground floor adapted toilet opens inwards and is locked by a locking handle. As you face the toilet pan there is lateral transfer space of one metre on the left.
The tap type is lever. There is a functional emergency alarm. Wall mounted grab rails are on both sides of the toilet.

  • Other features are placed at the following heights above floor level:
  • Coat hook: less than 120 cm
  • Toilet seat: 45 cm.
  • Hand dryer: less than 130 cm.
  • Toilet roll holder: less than100 cm.
  • Sink: less than 74 cm.

The contrast between the walls and floor is good. Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

Changing Places toilet

There is a Changing Places toilet​ at Tate Liverpool, located in the ground floor foyer. You can access the toilet using a RADAR key. RADAR keys are available from staff in our foyer and at our information desk.

Changing Places toilets are also available at the Merseyside Maritime Museum which is within a 5 minute walk from the gallery. Information is available on the Maritime Museum website. Changing places toilets are also available at the Museum of Liverpool which is within a 15 minute walk from the gallery, and in Liverpool One which is within a 20 minute walk from the gallery. The facility is located in the Liverpool One Information Centre.

Baby care facilities

There are three baby care rooms at Tate Liverpool, with a full range of facilities. They are located:

  • in the basement next to the standard female toilet
  • in the adapted toilet on the 1st floor gallery
  • in the adapted toilet on the 2nd floor gallery

Levels and lifts

The basement, ground, first, second and fourth floors are accessible to the public.

  • There are over 15 steps between floors
  • The steps are clearly marked
  • The lighting level is bright
  • There are handrails on both sides
  • There is a landing on each floor

Lifts

There are two standard passenger lifts located opposite the main entrance. The right hand lift provides access to all levels; the left hand lift provides access to the ground, first, second and fourth floor.

These lifts are being prioritised for people who are not able to use the stairs.

  • The lifts are 12 metres from the entrance
  • The dimensions of the lifts are 1.24 metres x 1.23 metres
  • There is a mirror in each lift to aid reversing out
  • The lifts have a visual floor indicator, Braille markings and an audible announcer
  • The external call buttons are at a low level
  • The lighting level in the lifts is bright

Lockers currently closed

Our lockers are currently closed, please avoid bringing bulky coats or bags to the gallery.

For reasons of safety and security the following are not permitted:

  • bags larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm)

  • sports or recreational equipment (musical instruments)

  • large wheelie bags or boxes

  • foldable bicycles, large skateboards and child or adult scooters

Seating

Seating is available in the galleries.

Portable folding stools are available on request – ask a member of staff or at the information desks. You will be asked to clean the stool before and after use using the allocated cleaning station.

Café

There is level access to the Café at Tate Liverpool.

  • Assisted service is available
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre
  • No tables or chairs are permanently fixed
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest dining table is 70 cm
  • Menus are clearly written and presented in contrasting colours
  • They are hand held and available in large print
  • The type of food served is hot and cold meals, and snacks

Shop

There is level access to the Shop at Tate Liverpool and ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

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Access Events

Access events such as BSL talks Touch tours, Audio described tours, and Community groups are not currently being offered.

Due to the need for everyone to keep a safe distance in the galleries, we are not currently running any events. We’re continuing to review provision and programmes and hope to recommence events as soon as we can.

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Website

Please read our accessibility statement for our website

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Contact us

Email visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk
Call 0151 702 7400

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