Teaching Resource

Access Support for School Visits to Tate Modern

Find out what is available to support students with additional needs and SEND school visits to Tate Modern

A group students explore materials in the Tanks at Tate Modern

School Visit, Tate Modern 2016 Photo © Tate (Andrew Dunkley)

This page has information to help you plan your visit and support your group to get comfortable and be curious in the gallery. You can explore a particular theme, follow your students' curiosities, or move around the gallery at will, all at your students’ pace.

Schools can visit the Tate Modern permanent collection for free. For ticketed exhibitions, a discounted rate of £5 per ticket is offered to school groups with students up to 18 years old.

Find out how to book here. When booking, please advise us of any specific access requirements members of your group may have so we can best support you.

Planning your visit

You can decide how long you would like to spend at Tate. We have several entrance times throughout the day, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00.

What to bring

As well as sketchbooks and drawing materials, your students’ can bring things to help them feel comfortable and safe in the gallery, such as:

  • Stimming and fidget toys
  • Soft toys
  • Dry craft materials to play with – newspaper, string, fabric, colourful paper, bubble wrap, foil, anything you’d like!
  • Communication Cards
  • Lunch, snacks, and a drink to have in the bookable McAulay lunchroom (please note there are no facilities to store or heat up food in the gallery)

If you are bringing any additional materials, please be mindful of other visitors and ensure that you take everything with you after your visit.

Schools are asked to enter via the Turbine Hall entrance ramp on Holland Street. When you arrive you will be directed to sign-in at the Schools Welcome Desk on Level 0 of the Natalie Bell Building. Here a Schools Assistant will help you check-in and with anything else your group requires.

Art highlights and prompts

You and your students are welcome to explore the galleries at your own pace, focusing on any theme you choose. If you’d like some starting points, here are some activities and questions to share with your students.