Discover some of the oldest and best-loved work in Tate’s collection – including those by William Hogarth, Joshua Reynolds, Gwen John, J.M.W Turner, Mark Rothko and the pre-Raphaelites – as well as the most exciting contemporary work by artists such as David Hockney and Dame Barbara Hepworth.
Also included are all temporary free displays – the Duveens Commission – RUPTURE NO.1: blowtorching the bitten peach, Art Now, and all current Spotlights.
The walk-through British Art, presents the story of British art from 500 years ago to the present. Discover the oldest paintings in Tate’s collection, from Tudor times, then journey through the tumultuous 17th and 18th centuries, featuring artists such as William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds. The 1840s room recreates the experience of a Victorian exhibition and includes many of the best-loved works in Tate’s collection, including Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth and Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose.
The route then continues on through the world wars, featuring works responding to the conflicts, including Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion. Following this are rooms focused on abstract art, including sculptures by Henry Moore.
This route also includes access to the world’s largest collection of paintings by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, J.M.W. Turner, which 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.
Also included are all temporary free displays - this year’s the Duveens Commission – RUPTURE NO.1: blowtorching the bitten peach, the Art Now display, and all current Spotlights.
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.
To help plan your visit to Tate Britain, have a look at our visual story. It includes photographs and information of what you can expect from a visit to the gallery.
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)
Visitor numbers are being carefully managed. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas, protective screens on desks and counters and hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.
When you visit:
- Keep your distance from others
- Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt
Most importantly, if you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms please stay at home.
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