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Tate Britain

Free admission

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
A large building with columns and banners that read 'Tate Britain and 'Free for all'

David Hockney
A Bigger Splash (1967)
Tate

Explore the very best of British art

Tate Britain is free to visit. Our new collection displays explore 500 years of British art and its many stories and voices. Discover much-loved favourites alongside new contemporary artworks, from the Pre-Raphaelites to David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Lubaina Himid. Tate Britain is also home to the world’s largest collection of works by JMW Turner.

Entry to the gallery is free – there’s no need to book. Booking a ticket is recommended for exhibitions but some tickets may be available at the door. enjoy unlimited free entry to exhibitions with no need to book.

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Visit the free collection

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Getting Here

Address

Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG

Directions

Cycle hire docking stations are located on Millbank Tower (320 metres), Rampayne Street near Pimlico Tube station (480 metres) Vauxhall Bridge (643 metres) and Regency Street Westminster (645 metres). Find availability on .

To park your own bike, parking spots are available near the Manton entrance on Atterbury Street. See all parking spots on .

Route 87 stops on Millbank
Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street
Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road.

before you travel for any changes to their services.

Closest stations are:

Vauxhall 850 metres approx.
Victoria 1,600 metres approx.
Charing Cross 2,100 metres approx.
Waterloo 2,253 metres approx.
London bridge 3,500 metres approx.

before you travel for any changes to their services.

Pimlico: Victoria Line, 600 metres approx
Vauxhall: Victoria Line, 850 metres approx
Westminster: Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 1,200 metres approx

before you travel for any changes to their services.

You can also to make your journey during quiet times.

Travel direct between Tate Britain at Millbank Pier and ߣߣƵapp at Bankside Pier with the Tate to Tate – RB2 service.

The RB2 service runs every 30 minutes. .

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Millbank, just outside the main entrance.

There is limited pay and display parking in the streets around Tate Britain during weekdays. It is free at the weekends and after 18.30 on weekdays.

Use to locate local electric car charging points.

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Millbank, just outside the main entrance.

Admission information

Entry details

Entry to the collection is free for everyone. Booking is recommended for exhibitions.

Exhibition entry

  • Members and Supporters enjoy free exhibition entry – no need to book, just turn up with your card
  • Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and entrance for companions is free
  • Visitors aged 16–25 can join ߣߣƵapp to access £5 exhibition tickets
  • Up to four children aged 11 and under go free per parent or guardian
  • £5 family child tickets are available for children aged 12–18 years

For more information see our Booking and Ticketing FAQs.

Entrance

Entry is via the Manton Entrance ramp on Atterbury Street or via the steps from Millbank.

Bag size policy

Bags and items larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm) are not permitted in the building. Potentially dangerous objects are also not permitted.

There is a left luggage facility at .

Skateboards, scooters, and folding bike policy

Electric skateboards, scooters and folding bikes are not permitted in the building. Non-electric skateboards, scooters and folding bikes are permitted but must be stored in the cloakroom. Cloakroom capacity is limited, so we regret that at busy times we may not be able to accept these items.

Security

We take security very seriously and work closely with . You can read more about our approach to safety and rules for the gallery.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00

Last entry 17.30, galleries start closing 17.50

Visiting tips

In Tate Britain

Accessibility

Accessible car parking

There are five accessible parking spaces for disabled visitors, accessed via John Islip Street. Please book these spaces at least 24 hours in advance.

To book accessible parking:

  • Email ticketing@tate.org.uk
  • Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 - option 1 (daily 10.00–17.00)

    Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

Your name, contact details, vehicle registration number, date and time of visit are required to make the booking for an accessible parking space.

Once you have parked, please enter the Gallery via the Manton Entrance, approximately 200 meters from the parking spaces. If you have booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, these can be collected from the Staff Entrance.

Drop off points

There is a drop off/pick up point on Atterbury Street and one on Millbank. These are both near the entrance to the gallery.

Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders

There are three spaces for Blue Badge holders on Atterbury Street, by a dropped kerb and three spaces on Millbank.

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Entrance

There are two entrances to the gallery. The Millbank entrance faces the River Thames and the accessible Manton Entrance is on Atterbury Street.

  • There is a ramp down to the Manton entrance with central handrails.
  • The Manton entrance has automatic sliding doors.
  • The Manton entrance takes you to the lower floor of the gallery where there is level access to the Linbury Galleries, the Hyman Kreitman Reading Rooms by appointment only, Café, toilets and baby care room.
  • There is lift and stair access to the gallery areas on the main floor.
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Wheelchair and mobility scooter provision

To borrow a wheelchair or walker you can either book in advance or ask a member of staff on arrival (subject to availability). Reservation is free.

To borrow a mobility scooter please book at least 24 hours in advance of visiting. Reservation is free but you must have driven a mobility scooter before.

To book:

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

Your name, contact details, date and time of visit are required to make the booking

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Facilities at Tate Britain

Toilets

Accessible and standard toilets, along with baby changing facilities are located on the Lower Floor.

A toilet is also located on the Lower Floor, which offers:

  • Plenty of room for carers
  • Electric hoist equipment (please bring your own sling suitable for a loop system)
  • Height adjustable changing bench
  • Paper roll
  • Height adjustable wash hand basin
  • Non-slip floor
  • Privacy screen

You can access the toilet using a RADAR key, which you collect from the staff reception on John Islip Street. The John Islip Street staff entrance has level access and is available if you have booked accessible parking.

If you are already in the gallery or have not entered via John Islip Street, a member of staff can guide you to the facilities.

Lifts

There are two lifts at Tate Britain. These will be operating as part of the one way routes:

  • A large lift near the lower rotunda gives one-way access up to the gallery areas on the main floor and the Members Room on the upper floor.
  • A large lift near the Upper Galleries gives one way access down to the lower floor and the Gallery exit onto Millbank.
  • Floor levels are announced in all lifts.

Seating

  • There are seats and benches near the Manton Entrance and Lower Rotunda.
  • There are also a number of seats in the galleries.
  • Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff or pick up a stool from the racks located in the galleries.

Water fountains

Water Fountains are located next to the toilets on the lower floor. There is also a water dispenser in the Djanogly Café.

Cafe

The Djanogly Café is located on the lower floor with access from the Lower Rotunda.

Shops

There are two shops at Tate Britain:

  • The Main Shop is on the upper floor and accessible as part of the free collection routes.
  • The Manton Shop on the lower floor is located in the Manton foyer and is accessible to all visitors twice during their visit.

Member Facilities

The Members Room is located on the upper floor. Access via the lift located at the Lower Rotunda on the lower floor and the lift by the Henry Moore display on the main floor.

Multi-Faith and Contemplation Room

A multi-faith and contemplation room is available on the main floor in the JMW Turner galleries - ask a member of staff for location. This is a designated space for worship and prayer, as well as quiet and reflection. All are welcome to use this room.

Quiet Room

A quiet room is available to use on the main floor, adjacent to the Play Studio. This room is for neurodiverse people, families or anyone who would like to spend some quiet time away from the gallery environment.

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Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available from a member of staff at the cloakroom in the Manton foyer.

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Autism

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.

When you get to the gallery, ear defenders can be borrowed. Please ask a member of staff.

The Clore foyer tends to be the quietest place in the gallery. Ask a member of staff for more information.

Loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in some artworks.

A quiet room is available to use on the main floor, adjacent to the Play Studio. This room is for neurodiverse people, families or anyone who would like to spend some quiet time away from the gallery environment.

For more information before your visit contact us on:

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Enlarged print gallery plans

Enlarged print gallery plans are available on request.

Large print guides

Large print guides are available for all exhibitions.

You can access printed versions in the gallery:

  • Ask a member of staff the exhibition entrance.

You can access PDF versions on our website:

  • Visit the relevant exhibition page and click on the blue box 'Read the exhibition guide'; click on the 'Download large print guide' button near the top of the page to read the guide or to save a copy to your device.

Large print captions are currently not available for the permanent collection. Visitors can borrow a magnifier from one of the Information Desks.

Magnifiers and Coloured Overlays

Magnifiers and coloured overlays are available from exhibition entrances. Ask a member of the gallery team for more information.

Audio description: Ways of Looking at Art

You can listen to a spoken description of our Ways of Looking at Art film.

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Deaf and hard of hearing visitors

Hearing loops

The following areas of Tate Britain are fitted with a hearing loop:

  • Auditorium
  • Manton Studio
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Dyslexic visitors

Large print guides, coloured overlays and magnifiers are available for exhibitions. Ask a member of staff at the exhibition entrance.

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Epilepsy and Seizures

Loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in some artworks.

For more information before your visit contact us on:

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

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Communication cards

Communication cards provide a means of visual, or nonverbal, communication.

You can use our communication cards to ask for directions to facilities in the gallery. These include toilet, café, seating, shop, quiet room, and exit. Show one of the cards to a member of Tate staff if you need to be shown to one of these places.

You can download these cards and print at home or save as a PDF on your portable device. There are two colour versions, with white or yellow background. Use whichever version you find easiest to read.

Tate is grateful to Anna Farley who initiated and championed the development of these communication cards. Anna is an autistic artist who makes work exploring her autism, UK disability culture and inclusion.

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Access Events

View upcoming access events at Tate Britain.

BSL interpretation, captioning and audio descriptions are also offered where possible.

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Contact us

For queries about:

  • mobility scooter reservations
  • wheelchair reservations
  • accessible car park reservations
  • membership and ticketing services

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 option 1 (10.00–17.00 daily)

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps.

For queries about:

  • general information to plan your visit

Email information@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 option 1 (10.00–17.00 daily)

We want to make sure that all our galleries are welcoming and accessible, your feedback will helps us to continue improving.

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