Free Tate Britain Collection route

British Art 1540–1930

A person looks at a large painting featuring a woman and many vegetables

© Rikard Osterlund

Explore over 300 years of British art on this route through Tate Britain

You can visit all or some of the galleries on this route, as long as you follow the one-way system designed to keep all visitors safe. There will also be access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.

Please read our safety guidelines below before you visit.

This route begins with the oldest paintings in Tate’s collection, from Tudor times. It continues through the tumultuous 17th and 18th centuries, including artists such as William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds. The central room recreates the experience of a Victorian exhibition and includes many of the best-loved works in Tate’s collection, including Ophelia and Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose. This route ends with the First World War and its aftermath.

All visitor routes include a chance to see the Duveens Commission – RUPTURE NO.1: blowtorching the bitten peach.

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Tate Britain's Manton Entrance is on Atterbury Street. It has automatic sliding doors and there is a ramp down to the entrance with central handrails.

Accessible and standard toilets are located on the lower floor. Changing Places toilets are currently not available at Tate Britain.

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The Duveens Commission – RUPTURE NO.1: blowtorching the bitten peach is an immersive installation which includes sudden loud noises. Quiet hours will be available on select dates for those who require a quieter visit. During this time the sounds for the Duveens commission will be turned off.

For more information before your visit:


Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 – option 1 (daily 09.45–18.00)

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Visitor numbers are being carefully managed to ensure that your visit is as safe and comfortable as possible. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas and protective screens on desks and counters. We are only accepting card or contactless payments and have installed hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.

When you visit:

  • Keep your distance from others

  • Follow the one-way route

  • Act on any guidance our team may give you

  • Limit your party to six people or two households only

All visitors are required to wear face coverings in our galleries, apart from those who are exempt. Not all exemptions are visible so please be understanding of others.

Most importantly if you are feeling unwell, help keep everyone safe by staying at home.

For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.

Tate Britain

Enter via the Manton Entrance on Atterbury Street

London SW1P 4RG
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Free with ticket

  • Timed tickets must be booked online before visiting
  • You can also access this route with any exhibition ticket
  • All visitors, including Members, need to book a ticket

See Booking and Ticketing FAQs

Displays in this route

Art highlights