Tate Modern is open every day, apart from 24–26 December when we are closed.
You can visit us from 10.00–18.00.
It is quietest at the start and end of the day.
You can call us on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 to find out:
how busy the gallery will be that day
what the quietest time slot will be
Make sure you bring your face mask.
Please wear a face mask in the gallery and the shop, unless you are exempt.
There are hand sanitisers for you to use in the gallery.
You can bring your own if you prefer.
There is a cloakroom on Level 0 of the Natalie Bell Building.
You can store your items there whilst you explore the gallery.
You can only pay by card or contactless in the gallery.
You may want to buy food or something from the shop.
Tate Modern is a big building in London next to the River Thames.
It is an art gallery. Inside you can see art from artists around the world.
There is one entrance via the Turbine Hall.
You can go down the slope or steps to this entrance and through the doors.
You might have to queue outside whilst our staff space out visitors.
As you enter you will see a security staff member.
They wear hi-vis jackets and keep the gallery safe.
Inside the gallery there are arrows printed on the floor.
Follow the arrows to one of the ticket booths.
A member of staff will scan your ticket.
You can show your ticket printed or on your mobile phone.
If you would like to buy an exhibition ticket on the day, you can visit our ticket desk.
The desk is on Level 0, next to the Blavatnik Building entrance.
Inside is a big space called the Turbine Hall. It can be busy with people. There might be families visiting. Sounds echo a lot in the Turbine Hall.
There are free art displays. These change, so you might see something different every time you visit.
Some areas can get crowded and noisy, but other parts of the gallery are quiet.
This is a visitor assistant. They wear a black uniform and an orange lanyard with 'Tate staff' written on it.
You can ask visitor assistants:
for help or information
to take you to a quieter space
for ear defenders*
for magnifiers and coloured overlays*
* Ask for these at the entrance of the In the Studio display, Level 2 Natalie Bell Building.
There are one-way routes around Tate Modern.
You will find your way by following the arrows and signs.
Try to keep a safe distance from other visitors on the gallery route.
From the Turbine Hall, you can enter the Natalie Bell Building and the Blavatnik Building.
There are floor plans on the walls or you can download the gallery map.
There are stairs.
There are escalators.
There are lifts.
You may have to queue to use the lifts.
On Level 4, there is a bridge connecting the two buildings.
You will see different types of art. There are sculptures, paintings, films and installations throughout the gallery.
Some spaces can be dark, some spaces can be light.
You cannot touch the artworks.
You cannot eat in the gallery.
You cannot drink in the gallery.
You can take photos without a flash.
In some exhibitions you cannot take any photos. You can check with a member of staff before you enter.
Look out for markings on the floor or wire barriers around some artworks. This is so you do not get too close to the art.
The wire barriers may make a sound if they are crossed. This is to help you know to step back.
A quiet room is available with dimmable lights.
It is in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 4, inside the Materials and Objects display.
Inside are two soft chairs for you to sit on. There is a panic alarm if you need any help.
There are accessible toilets on each floor. You will find them by looking for this sign on the wall.
There is a Changing Places toilet on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building.
You need a RADAR key to use this toilet. This is available from the ticket desks on Level 0.
The Clore Hub is a space for families. It is on Level 0, next to the cloakroom.
In here artists have made different activities for you. You can take them with you to help you explore the gallery.
There are a lot of benches here where you can sit down and relax.
There is an Espresso Bar on Level 3 of the Natalie Bell Building.
In the Espresso Bar there are:
A selection of hot and cold drinks.
A water dispenser for you to fill up your own bottle.
Sandwiches, salads and snacks.