Free

Tate Modern

Free admission

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Bankside, London SE1 9TG
The new Switch House with the Natalie Bell Building tower in the background

Cildo Meireles
Babel (2001)
Tate

© Cildo Meireles

Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world

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. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms, however, still requires a free Members ticket, given the show’s special and intimate scale.

Tate Modern has over a hundred years of art, from modernism in the early 1900s, to exciting works created today. This includes paintings, sculptures, and more made by artists all over the world such as Pablo Picasso, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Jenny Holzer.

Experience Tate’s iconic Turbine Hall. In the Natalie Bell Building you can see how artists create new ideas. In the Blavatnik Building you can explore the underground Tanks, dedicated to performances, installations and video works.

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

What's on

  • Exhibition

    Lubaina Himid

    Until 2 Oct 2022

    A theatrical exhibition by the Turner Prize winning artist and cultural activist

    Now booking
  • Exhibition

    Surrealism Beyond Borders

    Until 29 Aug 2022

    This landmark exhibition will rewrite the history of the revolutionary art movement

    Now booking
  • Exhibition

    A Year in Art: Australia 1992

    Until Autumn 2022

    This free exhibition brings together works which respond to debates around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land rights in Australia

    Free

Visit the collection

  • Performer and Participant

    Ongoing
    Discover how artists working between the 1960s and the 1990s opened up new spaces for participation
    Free
  • Materials and Objects

    Ongoing
    Discover artists from Tate's collection who have embraced new and unusual materials and methods
    Free
  • Media Networks

    Ongoing
    See how artists in Tate’s collection have responded to the impact of mass media
    Free
  • In the Studio

    Ongoing
    Investigate the processes artists use to make artworks, and how our responses are integral to the piece
    Free

Getting Here

Address

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

Directions

Cycle hire docking stations are located at New Globe Walk (320 metres), Sumner Street (320 metres) Southwark Street (480 metres). Find availability on Transport For London.

To park your own bike, parking spots are available on Holland Street (160 metres), New Globe Walk (320 metres) and Sumner Street (320 metres). See all parking spots on Active Things.

Routes 40, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
Route 381 stop on Southwark Street
Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

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

Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit.
Cannon Street 1,000 metres approx
London Bridge 1,100 metres approx.
Waterloo 1,280 metres approx.

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

Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx
Blackfriars: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx
St Paul's: Central Line, 1,100 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.

The Tate Boat runs along the Thames between Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier. For the latest timetable, check the Thames Clippers website.

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

There are no parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. Public transport is the easiest way of getting to the gallery.

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Southwark Street, a short walk from 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. Yayoi Kusama:Infinity Mirror Rooms still requires a free Member ticket given the show’s special and intimate scale
  • 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.

Entrance

Entry is via the Turbine Hall ramp or via the Blavatnik Building.

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.

Skateboards, scooters, and folding bike policy

Non-electric skateboards, non-electric scooters, and 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.

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.

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 Modern

  • Turbine Hall

    Visit this vast, iconic space for large-scale sculpture and site-specific installation art
  • Terrace Shop

    Discover a range of artist books, designer collaborations, jewellery and prints
  • Kitchen and bar

    Serving a delicious menu using the season's best ingredients
  • The Tanks

    See performances, interactive art and video installations
  • Members Bar

    Pop in to our lively bar and enjoy a spectacular view of London
  • Drawing Bar

    Inspired by the art? Take a seat at one of our digital sketch pads and get drawing

Accessibility

Accessible car parking

There are twelve parking spaces for disabled visitors, accessed via Park Street. Please book these spaces at least 24 hours in advance.

To book accessible parking:

  • Email ticketing@tate.org.uk
  • Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 – option 1 (daily 10.30–17.00)
  • 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, enter via the South Entrance of the Blavatnik Building across the level terrace, approximately 30 – 60 meters from the parking spaces.

Two RADAR Key operated lifts link the South Entrance on Level 1 and the Ticket desks in the Turbine Hall. RADAR keys are available from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1 and ticket desks on Level 0.

If you have booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, these can also be collected from the South Entrance.

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Entrance

Entrance is via the Turbine Hall; visitors who have access needs may use the South entrance of the Blavatnik Building, via Park Street.

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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:

  • Email ticketing@tate.org.uk
  • Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 – option 1 (daily 10.00–17.00)

    Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition app

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

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Facilities at Tate Modern

Toilets

Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor on the concourses.

A Changing Places toilet is available on Level 0 of the Natalie Bell Building. You can access the toilet using a RADAR key. RADAR keys are available from the tickets desk on Level 0 and from staff at the South entrance on Level 1.

It offers:

  • Plenty of room for carers
  • Full room coverage electric hoist equipment
  • Height adjustable changing bench
  • Paper roll
  • Height adjustable wash hand basin
  • Non-slip floor
  • Privacy screen
  • Seating

Baby changing facilities

  • The Baby Care Room is located on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building.
  • Additional nappy-changing facilities are available in all toilets on each floor.

Lifts

  • There are four lifts in the Natalie Bell Building, by the main stairs on each floor. You can reach the lifts from the Turbine Hall. These lifts are being prioritised for people who are not able to use the stairs or escalators
  • There are eight lifts in the Blavatnik Building, situated by the main stairs on each floor
  • Two RADAR Key operated lifts link the South Entrance on Level 1 and the Ticket desks in the Turbine Hall on Level 0. RADAR keys are available from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1, and from the cloakroom and ticket desks on Level 0

Seating

  • There are seats and benches throughout the gallery.
  • Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff or pick up a stool from the racks located on the concourses on levels 2, 3 and 4. Please clean the stool before and after use using the cleaning station provided.

Water fountains

Water fountains are currently turned off to reduce touchpoints in the gallery.

Food and Drink

There are opportunities to buy food and drink at Tate Modern:

Tate Modern shops

There are opportunities to visit the shops at Tate Modern:

  • The River Shop on Level 1 in the Natalie Bell Building
  • The Terrace Shop on Level 1 in the Blavatnik Building

Member Facilities

The Members Bar is located on Level 5 Natalie Bell Building, accessible by lift from Level 4. You must book a timed slot to visit the gallery before visiting the Members Bar.

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Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available at the Turbine Hall entrance – just ask a member of staff.

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Autism

To help plan your visit to Tate Modern, 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 the Ticket desks. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place.

A quiet room is available to use in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 4. 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

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 quarrantined for 72 hours 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.

Magnifiers and Coloured Overlays

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

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

The ticket desk are fitted with a hearing loop.

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Dyslexic visitors

  • Coloured overlays and magnifiers are available at the Information desks and at exhibition entrances.
  • Large print captions are available in all exhibitions. Ask a member of staff at the exhibition entrance.
  • An enhanced cleaning regime is in place.
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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 Modern.

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

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk

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

For queries about:

  • general information to plan your visit

Email information@tate.org.uk

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

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition app

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

If you would like to leave us a comment about your visit or your experience of our website you can send your thoughts to us in the email templates below:

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