Commonly asked questions
Admission to Tate Modern is free, except for special exhibitions. Become a Tate Member and get free entry to all special exhibitions.
Under 12s go free (up to four per parent or guardian) and family tickets are available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) – see individual exhibitions for more information.
Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and carers' entrance is free.
Our cloakroom has free buggy parking on Level 0, Natalie Bell Building.
All entrances are accessible with a buggy.
- The cloakroom is located on level 0 Natalie Bell Building. The service is free of charge
- You may be requested to leave briefcases, bags or umbrellas in the cloakroom
- Buggies can also be stored there, subject to space availability
- Self-service lockers are located in the Tanks lobby on Level 0 Blavatnik Building
- The use of the lockers is free of charge with the requirement of a £1 deposit
- Bags larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm), sports or recreational equipment (musical instruments), large wheelie bags or boxes are not permitted into the gallery
- Foldable bicycles, large skate boards and child or adult scooters are permitted into the building but must be deposited in the cloakroom.
You can breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable, for privacy head to the baby-changing facilities which are located on the Level 0, Natalie Bell Building.
The Baby Care Room is located on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building. Additional nappy-changing facilities are available in all toilets on each floor.
- The Kitchen and Bar on Level 6 Natalie Bell Building and the Restaurant on Level 9 Blavatnik Building are both accessible via lifts. Both have waiter service
- Café on level 1 Natalie Bell Building and the Terrace Bar on Level 1 Blavatnik Building are accessible from street level.
- The Espresso Bar on Level 3 Natalie Bell Building is accessible via lifts in the Natalie Bell Building.
Pick up an activity for free in the Clore Welcome Room on Level 0, Natalie Bell Building.
Collect a Time-traveller paper resource to visit Tate's Blavatnik Building in the Year 3000.
Alternatively, borrow a collection case which includes curious objects and words to encourage exploring with your family. Carry it around the gallery and see what you can find. The collection case has been inspired by the Materials and Objects display on Level 4 of the Natalie Bell building.
Things to do
Go on a sound journey
Click play and go on a sound journey through the gallery. Experiment, slow down and explore with others.
Games to play in the gallery
You don’t need to be an expert to look at or talk about art. Don’t feel you have to ‘get it’ to enjoy it – take whatever you like from a piece.
You and your family can try these activities in any of the galleries. Remember it's ok to talk at Tate! It's ok to make some noise!
Strike a pose
Get your child to secretly choose an artwork with a person in it. Once they have looked carefully at the pose, find a space in the room and encourage them to try to recreate the pose. The rest of the group can then try and spot the artwork the pose came from
Give us a clue
Encourage your child to find a portrait in the gallery that reminds them of someone in your group; someone famous; someone you all know (perhaps a neighbour or a friend). With the help of clues, the rest of the group can guess the chosen person
See it from their perspective
Get down to your child’s height and see what they see. The change in eye-level might make you think and feel differently
We encourage young people to explore art and idea to take ownership of the gallery.