Free entry Tate Liverpool Collection route

All Free Displays

© Rikard Österlund

Discover new work, make connections between artists, and explore optical art on this route through Tate Liverpool

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, and our shop and café.

What you can see

This route through Tate Liverpool starts on the ground floor where you can see a brand new audio-visual installation by Mikhail Karikis.

The route then goes via the stairs to the first floor where you will find Ideas Depot. This display features works by Pablo Picasso, Nicola Tyson, Salvador Dalí and more. On this floor you have the opportunity to explore Constellations, a display which reveals the links between groups of artists and artworks. Highlights include works by Aubrey Williams, L.S. Lowry and Prunella Clough.

Constellations continues on our second floor, where you can enjoy works by Henri Matisse, Nicholas Hlobo and Lynda Benglis. Also on this floor you can visit Op Art in Focus. This much loved display focuses on optical art from the 1960s to today and features a colourful floor installation by Jim Lambie.


Chris Ofili, ‘No Woman, No Cry’ 1998
Chris Ofili
No Woman, No Cry 1998
© Chris Ofili, courtesy Victoria Miro, London
Cao Fei, ‘Whose Utopia?’ 2006
Cao Fei
Whose Utopia? 2006
© Cao Fei
Peter Blake, ‘On the Balcony’ 1955–7
Peter Blake
On the Balcony 1955–7
© Peter Blake 2020. All rights reserved, DACS
Lorna Simpson, ‘Five Day Forecast’ 1991
Lorna Simpson
Five Day Forecast 1991
© Lorna Simpson, courtesy Salon 94, New York
Pablo Picasso, ‘Girl in a Chemise’ c.1905
Pablo Picasso
Girl in a Chemise c.1905
© Succession Picasso/DACS 2020
Bridget Riley, ‘Cantus Firmus’ 1972–3
Bridget Riley
Cantus Firmus 1972–3
© Bridget Riley 2020. All rights reserved.

Tate Liverpool

Enter via the main entrance

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
Plan your visit


From 27 July

Currently booking until 27 September


FREE with ticket

  • Timed tickets must be booked online before visiting
  • 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


  • Please follow all the safety instructions onsite
  • Keep your distance and act on any guidance our staff give you
  • Wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
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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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At Tate Liverpool

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    Ideas Depot

    Until 30 Nov 2021

    A dynamic display of artworks chosen for primary school children to be enjoyed by everyone

    Free entry
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    Op Art in Focus

    Until 17 Jan 2021

    A dazzling display from pioneering artists of the 1960s to today

    Free entry
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    Don McCullin

    New Dates: 16 September 2020 – 9 May 2021

    See Tate Britain's hugely popular Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Liverpool

    Now booking