a group of children stand in front of Lichtenstein's Whaam! in the sixty years display in Tate Britain
a group of children stand in front of an artwork in Tate Modern gallery
Private tour of Tate Modern

Private tour of Tate Modern © Tate

Discover our private tour offer:

Private tours Permanent collection tours Foreign Language tours Tailor-made and interactive tours Architecture tours Friday and Saturday evening Evening tour and dinner package Tate to Tate tours Exhibition tours Morning private tours

Private tours

Get the most out of your visit to Tate with a private tour of the collection displays. Tours are taken by expert Tate Guides.

Choose from a general highlights tour or focus on a specific area of the collection. Alternatively, we can organise a tailor-made tour for your group on a theme or exam topic of your choice.

If you would like to work with an artist and include an interactive element to your tailor-made tour, please let us know when booking. Tailor-made tours last for 90 minutes.

Enquire about a private tour

  • To find out more and book call + 44 (0)20 7887 4946 or email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk.
  • Payment is required two weeks in advance of your tour.
  • There is an extra charge for tours taking place on a bank holiday
  • Smaller groups are welcome; please refer to the minimum price of each tour

Looking for a tour for two or a gift for someone special? Take a look at our Tours for Two offering.

Permanent collection tours

  • 60 minutes
  • £12 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £180)

The tour will include an introduction to Tate with highlights of the permanent collection. If you would like to see a particular section of the gallery we can usually accommodate this.
Tours can be arranged from 10.00am until 16.30 seven days a week subject to availability.

Foreign language tours

  • 60 minutes
  • £16 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £240)

A permanent collection tour in a foreign language. Tours are available in the following languages (subject to availability): French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian.

Tailored Tours

These tours are specifically tailored to your requirements. Explore the collection in depth by looking at an artist or subject of your choice.

  • 90 minutes
  • £16 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £240)

Interactive tours

Interactive tours are led by an artist educator. Your group through discussion and fun making activities will explore ideas underpinning the artworks on display. The tours are designed to encourage your group to form opinions and questions on the subject you are studying. Any practical activity, be it sketching or collage will serve as a tool to explore and not for its own sake. Surprising results come from the simplest of techniques.

  • 90 minutes
  • £16 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £240)


Architecture Tours

  • 90 minutes
  • £16 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £240)

The tour will explore the history and architecture of an iconic London Monument. With your guide learn about the construction and design of Tate Modern.

Friday and Saturday evening tours

  • 60 minutes
  • £16 per person (minimum group size of 15 or price £240)

Use the late open evenings at Tate Modern to its full advantage and take a general highlights tour of the permanent collection.

Evening tour and dinner package

Tate Modern’s late openings on Friday and Saturday evenings allow you to admire the artworks in a relaxed atmosphere with our tour and dinner package.
Enjoy a fascinating private tour of the permanent collection with a Tate Art Expert, followed by an evening meal in the Level 9 Restaurant.

Located on Level 9 of the Blavatnik Building, with spectacular views of St. Paul's and the London skyline, the Tate Modern Restaurant is a premium dining location in a contemporary architectural space. It offers a modern British menu with international influences foscusing on using fresh, seasonal produce.

  • Friday and Saturday evenings from 17.30
  • 60 minute tour plus a 3 course meal
  • Prices start from £52 per person (minimum group size of 15, maximum 30)

Tate to Tate tours

Enjoy a tour of Tate Modern in the morning, a relaxing trip on the Tate Boat and a tour of Tate Britain in the afternoon.

  • £28 per person (minimum group size of 15)
  • Foreign language tour rate: £36 per person

Exhibition private lecture

Get the most out of Tate’s special exhibitions with a private lecture by a Tate lecturer for your group.

  • 60 minutes
  • £12 per person (minimum group size of 20 or price of £240)

Available Monday to Friday, subject to availability. There is an extra charge for lectures taking place on a bank holiday.

Exhibition package

Make a day of it with our exhibition package. Enjoy tea and coffee on arrival, a private lecture, a buffet lunch, and exhibition entry.

  • Available Monday to Friday, subject to availability
  • For more information and prices please contact the private tours team on 0207 887 4946 or email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk

Exhibition tours

Get the most out of Tate’s special exhibitions with a private tour led by a Tate Guide. This tour uses Antenna International group guiding equipment. This involves a microphone for the guide and a headset for each member of the group so you can hear the tour clearly.

  • 60 minutes
  • £180 with a maximum group size of 15 at Tate Modern

Available Monday to Friday at certain times of the day (subject to availability). Tickets to the exhibition will need to be purchased in addition to the tour. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more when purchased two weeks in advance.

Morning private tour

Enjoy Tate without the crowds with a private tour before opening hours.

  • Suitable for small groups only
  • Subject to availability

Book a morning private tour
To find out more and book call 020 7887 4946 or email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk.

Morning tours are an opportunity to visit Tate Modern or Tate Britain at 09.00am with a Tate Guide before the gallery opens to the public.

The exhibition will be opened especially for your group and making this an exclusive experience.
Morning Private Tours can include a permanent collection tour or a tour of a temporary exhibition.

Enquire about a private tour

  • To find out more and book call + 44 (0)20 7887 4946 or email tour.bookings@tate.org.uk.
  • Payment is required two weeks before your tour
  • There is an extra charge for tours taking place on a bank holiday
  • Smaller groups are welcome; please refer to the minimum price of each tour

Add on a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe

Pawel Libera Globe Theatre 2009

Pawel Libera, Globe Theatre, 2009

Combine your group tour of Tate with a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe located next to Tate Modern on Bankside.

Explore the London in which Shakespeare lived and worked in the world’s most comprehensive exhibition, housed beneath the Globe Theatre.
Then take a fascinating tour of the auditorium itself. Enjoy a discounted rate when booking this package for your group.

For further information and a booking request form for this package, please visit The Shakespeare’s Globe website.