Free Tate Britain Collection route

British Art 1540–1930

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

© Rikard Osterlund

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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.

What you can see

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.

There will also be an opportunity to see Steve McQueen’s Year 3 and Edward Allington and Pablo Bronstein.

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John Simpson, ‘Head of a Man (?Ira Frederick Aldridge)’ exhibited 1827
John Simpson
Head of a Man (?Ira Frederick Aldridge) exhibited 1827
Mary Beale, ‘Portrait of a Young Girl’ c.1681
Mary Beale
Portrait of a Young Girl c.1681
William Hogarth, ‘The Painter and his Pug’ 1745
William Hogarth
The Painter and his Pug 1745
Francis Barlow, ‘Monkeys and Dogs Playing’ 1661
Francis Barlow
Monkeys and Dogs Playing 1661
Sir John Everett Millais, Bt, ‘Ophelia’ 1851–2
Sir John Everett Millais, Bt
Ophelia 1851–2
Simeon Solomon, ‘Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene’ 1864
Simeon Solomon
Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene 1864

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Enter via the Manton Entrance on Atterbury Street

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit



Currently booking until 12 September


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

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  • Carefully managed visitor numbers
  • A one-way route
  • Increased cleaning regimes in toilets and high use areas
  • Protective screens on desks and counters
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery
  • The cloakroom is closed so avoid bringing bulky coats or bags


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  • Keep your distance and act on any guidance our staff give you
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  • Use the hand sanitiser provided and wash your hands regularly
  • If you are not feeling well, help keep everyone safe by staying at home

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Rooms in this route

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