Free Tate Britain Collection route

British Art 1930–now

Woman looking through a gap in a large abstract sculpture

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Discover movements that have defined a century of British art

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 starts with surrealist works and the responses to the Second World War, including Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion.

The centre rooms focus on abstract art, including sculptures by Henry Moore and finishes with a large display of contemporary art by women artists, including Bridget Riley and Mona Hatoum.

There will also be an opportunity to see Steve McQueen’s Year 3, Edward Allington and Pablo Bronstein and Kim Lim: Carving and Printing.

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, ‘The Generosity’ 2010
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
The Generosity 2010
© Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Francis Bacon, ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion’ 1944
Francis Bacon
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion 1944
© Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021
Henry Moore OM, CH, ‘Reclining Figure’ 1951
Henry Moore OM, CH
Reclining Figure 1951
© The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved
Bridget Riley, ‘Achæan’ 1981
Bridget Riley
Achæan 1981
© Bridget Riley 2020. All rights reserved.
Maggi Hambling, ‘2016’ 2016
Maggi Hambling
2016 2016
© Maggi Hambling. All Rights Reserved 2020 / Bridgeman Images
Monster Chetwynd, ‘Jesus and Barabbas (Odd Man Out 2011)’ 2018
Monster Chetwynd
Jesus and Barabbas (Odd Man Out 2011) 2018
© Monster Chetwynd, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

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Enter via the Manton Entrance on Atterbury Street

London SW1P 4RG
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Currently booking until 12 September


Free with ticket

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


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