Free

Tate Modern

Timed tickets are required for all visitors

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Bankside, London SE1 9TG
The new Switch House with the Natalie Bell Building tower in the background

Yinka Shonibare CBE, ‘The British Library’ 2014
Yinka Shonibare CBE
The British Library 2014
Tate
© Yinka Shonibare. Co-commissioned by HOUSE 2014 and Brighton Festival. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.

Welcome to Tate Modern

Entry remains free for everyone, with a charge for some exhibitions. Advance booking is recommended, particularly for exhibitions as they may sell out, but tickets for both the collection and exhibitions are often available on the door.

Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

For more details on visiting guidance and the measures we have in place, see our FAQs.

Please note: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms is fully booked until 31 March 2022.

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Visit the collection

  • Performer and Participant

    Ongoing

    Discover how artists working between the 1960s and the 1990s opened up new spaces for participation

    Free
  • Materials and Objects

    Discover artists from Tate's collection who have embraced new and unusual materials and methods

    Free
  • Media Networks

    See how artists in Tate’s collection have responded to the impact of mass media

    Free
  • In the Studio

    Ongoing

    Investigate the processes artists use to make artworks, and how our responses are integral to the piece

    Free

Getting Here

Address

Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

Directions

Cycle hire docking stations are located at New Globe Walk (320 metres), Sumner Street (320 metres) Southwark Street (480 metres). Find availability on Transport For London.

To park your own bike, parking spots are available on Holland Street (160 metres), New Globe Walk (320 metres) and Sumner Street (320 metres). See all parking spots on Active Things.

Routes 40, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
Route 381 stop on Southwark Street
Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

Check TFL before you travel for any changes to their services.

Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit.
Cannon Street 1,000 metres approx
London Bridge 1,100 metres approx.
Waterloo 1,280 metres approx.

Check TFL before you travel for any changes to their services.

Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx
Blackfriars: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx
St Paul's: Central Line, 1,100 metres approx.

Check TFL before you travel for any changes to their services.

You can also use this webapp to make your journey during quiet times.

The Tate Boat runs along the Thames between Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier. For the latest timetable, check the Thames Clippers website.

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Holland Street, just outside the main entrance.

There are no parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. Public transport is the easiest way of getting to the gallery.

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Southwark Street, a short walk from the main entrance.

Admission information

Entry details

Entry to the collection remains free for everyone. Advance booking is recommended but tickets are often available on the door.

Exhibition entry is paid and requires a timed ticket:

  • Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and entrance for companions is free
  • Members and Patrons have free entry to exhibitions but must book a timed ticket before visiting
  • Visitors aged 16–25 can join Tate Collective to access £5 exhibition tickets
  • Up to four children aged 11 and under go free per parent or guardian
  • £5 family child tickets are available for children aged 12–18 years

For more information see our Booking and Ticketing FAQs.

Entrance

Entry is via the Turbine Hall ramp and exit via Level 1. Visitors may need to queue at various points in the building to ensure social distance can be maintained. If you are unable to queue, please speak to a member of the team.

Bag size policy

Bags and items larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) are not permitted in the gallery. Potentially dangerous objects are also not permitted.

Security

We take security very seriously and work closely with Police Project Servator teams. You can read more about our approach to safety and rules for the gallery.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Visiting tips

In Tate Modern

Accessibility

Accessible car parking

There are twelve parking spaces for disabled visitors, accessed via Park Street. Please book these spaces at least 24 hours in advance.

To book accessible parking:

  • Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 – option 1 (daily 10.30–17.00)
  • Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps
Your name, contact details, vehicle registration number, date and time of visit are required to make the booking for an accessible parking space
Once you have parked, enter via the South Entrance of the Blavatnik Building across the level terrace, approximately 30 – 60 meters from the parking spaces.

Two RADAR Key operated lifts link the South Entrance on Level 1 and the Ticket desks in the Turbine Hall. RADAR keys are available from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1 and ticket desks on Level 0.

If you have booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, these can also be collected from the South Entrance.

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Entrance

Entrance is via the Turbine Hall; visitors who have access needs may use the South entrance of the Blavatnik Building, via Park Street.

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Wheelchair and mobility scooter provision

To borrow a wheelchair or walker you can either book in advance or ask a member of staff on arrival (subject to availability). Reservation is free.

To borrow a mobility scooter please book at least 24 hours in advance of visiting. Reservation is free but you must have driven a mobility scooter before.

Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place and so you may be asked to wait whilst the wheelchair, scooter or walker is prepared.

To book:

  • Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 – option 1 (daily 10.30–17.00)

    Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition app
Your name, contact details, date and time of visit are required to make the booking
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Facilities at Tate Modern

Toilets

Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor on the concourses.

A Changing Places toilet is available on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building. You can access the toilet using a RADAR key. RADAR keys are available from the ticket desks on Level 0, and from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1.

It offers:

  • Plenty of room for carers
  • Full room coverage electric hoist equipment
  • Height adjustable changing bench
  • Paper roll
  • Height adjustable wash hand basin
  • Non-slip floor
  • Privacy screen
  • Seating

Baby changing facilities

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

Lifts

  • There are four lifts in the Natalie Bell Building, by the main stairs on each floor. You can reach the lifts from the Turbine Hall. These lifts are being prioritised for people who are not able to use the stairs or escalators
  • There are eight lifts in the Blavatnik Building, situated by the main stairs on each floor
  • Two RADAR Key operated lifts link the South Entrance on Level 1 and the Ticket desks in the Turbine Hall on Level 0. RADAR keys are available from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1, and from the cloakroom and ticket desks on Level 0

Seating

  • There are seats and benches throughout the gallery.
  • Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff or pick up a stool from the racks located on the concourses on levels 2, 3 and 4. Please clean the stool before and after use using the cleaning station provided.

Water fountains

Water fountains are currently turned off to reduce touchpoints in the gallery.

Food and Drink

There are opportunities to buy food and drink at Tate Modern outside the building on the River Terrace.

Tate Modern shops

There are opportunities to visit the shops at Tate Modern:

  • The River Shop on Level 1 in the Natalie Bell Building
  • The Terrace Shop on Level 1 in the Blavatnik Building

Member Facilities

The Members Bar is located on Level 5 Natalie Bell Building, accessible by lift from Level 4. You must book a timed slot to visit the gallery before visiting the Members Bar.

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Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available at the Turbine Hall entrance – just ask a member of staff.

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Autism

Loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in some artworks.

For more information before your visit contact us on:

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps
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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Large print guides

Large print guides are available for all exhibitions.

You can access printed versions in the gallery:

  • Ask a member of staff the exhibition entrance. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place and all large print guides will be quarrantined for 72 hours after use.

You can access PDF versions on our website:

  • Visit the relevant exhibition page and click on the blue box 'Read the exhibition guide'; click on the 'Download large print guide' button near the top of the page to read the guide or to save a copy to your device.

Large print captions are currently not available for the permanent collection.

Magnifiers and Coloured Overlays

Magnifiers and coloured overlays are from all exhibition entrances. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place. Please ask a member of the team for more information.

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

The ticket desk are fitted with a hearing loop.

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Dyslexic visitors

  • Coloured overlays and magnifiers are available at the Information desks and at exhibition entrances.
  • Large print captions are available in all exhibitions. Ask a member of staff at the exhibition entrance.
  • An enhanced cleaning regime is in place.
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Epilepsy and Seizures

Loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in some artworks.

For more information before your visit contact us on:

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps
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Access Events

View upcoming access events at Tate Modern.

BSL interpretation, captioning and audio descriptions are also offered where possible.

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Contact Us

For queries about:

  • mobility scooter reservations
  • wheelchair reservations
  • accessible car park reservations
  • membership and ticketing services

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 – option 1 (daily 10.30–17.00)

For queries about:

  • general information to plan your visit

Email information@tate.org.uk

Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 – option 1 (daily 10.30–17.00)

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition app

We want to make sure that all our galleries are welcoming and accessible, your feedback will helps us to continue improving.

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