Free Tate Britain Collection route

Rothko and Turner

Image of a landscape painting on the wall with two people walking past

© Rikard Osterlund

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The much-loved Rothko room returns to Tate Britain

You can visit all or some of the galleries on this route, as long as you follow the one-way system curated 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

The world’s largest collection of paintings by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, J.M.W. Turner, has been rejoined by Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals.

Intended as objects of contemplation, these nine abstract paintings were donated to Tate by the artist due to his deep affection for British art, especially Turner.

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

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Artwork Highlights

Many of Turner’s major work can be seen in the exhibition, Turner's Modern World.

Mark Rothko, ‘Red on Maroon’ 1959
Mark Rothko
Red on Maroon 1959
© Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 2021
Mark Rothko, ‘Black on Maroon’ 1958
Mark Rothko
Black on Maroon 1958
© Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 2021
Mark Rothko, ‘Black on Maroon’ 1959
Mark Rothko
Black on Maroon 1959
© Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/DACS 2021
Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Norham Castle, Sunrise’ c.1845
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Norham Castle, Sunrise c.1845
Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘Queen Mab’s Cave’ exhibited 1846
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Queen Mab’s Cave exhibited 1846
Joseph Mallord William Turner, ‘The Field of Waterloo’ exhibited 1818
Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Field of Waterloo exhibited 1818

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Currently booking until 12 September


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Rooms in this Route

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