Free entry

Tate Modern

We reopen on 27 July, timed tickets are required

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Henri Matisse, ‘The Snail’ 1953
Henri Matisse
The Snail 1953
Tate
© Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2020

Guided by the latest official advice, we are working on new ways of doing things to safely welcome you back

Entry remains free for everyone, with a charge for some 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 rooms in the collection. Each route offers access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.

For more details on the changes we've made see our FAQs.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Routes through Tate Modern

  • Exhibition

    Andy Warhol

    Until 15 Nov 2020
    A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar
    Now booking
    Extended
  • Exhibition

    Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker

    Until 8 Nov 2020
    Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date
    Free entry
    Extended
  • Collection route

    All Tate Modern Collections

    From 27 July
    Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world on this route through Tate Modern
    Now booking
  • Collection route

    How Art Became Active

    From 27 July
    Discover the story of how art became active from the 1960s to now on this route through the Blavatnik Building
    Now booking

Getting Here

Address

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

Directions

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

Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
Route 381 stop on Southwark Street
Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit.
London Bridge 1,100 metres approx.

The Tate Boat runs every thirty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier.

Cycle Hire Docking Stations are located on New Globe Street and Southwark Street.

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.

Your Visit

Entry details

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

Exhibition entry 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 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.

Booking routes

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

All one-way routes have step free access and entry is via the Turbine Hall ramp and exit via Level 1. Visitors may 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 cloakroom is 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.

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:

Your name, contact details, vehicle registration number, date and time of visit are required to make the booking
Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

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

All entrance is currently via the Turbine Hall, apart from if you have booked accessible parking.

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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:

Your name, contact details, date and time of visit are required to make the booking
Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps
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Facilities at Tate Modern

Information desks

An Information desk is located in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 2. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.

Toilets

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

A Changing Places toilet is available on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building. You can access the toilet using a RADAR key. RADAR keys are available from the ticket desks 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

Cloakroom and Lockers

The cloakroom is currently closed. Please avoid bringing bulky coats and bags to the gallery.

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 outside the building on the River Terrace.

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.

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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. Visitors can borrow a magnifier from one of the Information Desks.

Magnifiers and Coloured Overlays

Magnifiers and coloured overlays are available from from the Information desk in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 2 and 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 following areas are fitted with a hearing loop:

  • Information desks and ticket desk
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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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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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Autism

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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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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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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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 (09.45–18.00 daily)

For queries about:

  • general information to plan your visit

Email information@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 option 1 (09.45–18.00 daily)

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps.

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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