Cildo Meireles, ‘Babel’ 2001
Cildo Meireles
Babel 2001
© Cildo Meireles

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family safely back

Entry to the gallery 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.

Book a timed ticket

Find out more information in our frequently asked questions or browse our family-friendly routes below.

Yes we’re asking all visitors to book a timed ticket online in advance. This is so we can manage the number of people in the galleries at any one time and ensure everyone can keep a safe distance. Please limit your party to six people or two households only.

Timed tickets for the one-way routes around the collections at Tate Modern are free of charge. These need to be booked in advance, and can be done online or over the phone.

Special exhibitions require a paid ticket. 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.

You need to follow the one-way system around the galleries but if you want to finish your visit early, you are welcome to use the nearest exit point.

Yes, as always, we welcome visitors with young children and buggies to come and enjoy the galleries.

Our cloakroom is currently closed so you will not be able to leave your buggy there.

All entrances are accessible with a buggy.

All cloakrooms are open. Items larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 22cm) are not permitted in the galleries. This includes scooters, skateboards and folding bikes.

There are lockers available to use as well.

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.

Yes, there are toilets available on all the routes, with social distancing measures and extra cleaning regimes in place.

The Baby Care Room is located on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building. Additional nappy-changing facilities are available in all toilets on each floor.

Some of the usual cafes are currently closed. The Espresso Bar on Level 3 is open for drinks and snacks, including a Pick and Mix kids lunch offer. Choose a sandwich, fruit and a snack. There is also a pop up terrace with a seating area serving pizzas and drinks outside the building on the River Terrace.

Family events at Tate Modern

Visiting the Collection

Games to play in the gallery

Henri Matisse, ‘The Snail’ 1953
Henri Matisse
The Snail 1953
© Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2021

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

Get inspired before your visit

Kids Shop