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Tate Liverpool + RIBA North

Free admission

Tate Liverpool + RIBA North will be closed on 23 and 24 July while we install our new display Brickworks.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–17.50

Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP
A photograph of the exterior of the Mann Island complex which features two giant black buildings and the word 'Discover' written above the door.

© Tate (Brian Roberts)

A photograph of a group of people walking towards the Mann Island complex

© Tate (Brian Roberts)

Welcome to Tate Liverpool + RIBA North

You can now find us at RIBA North, Mann Island, while our Royal Albert Dock home is temporarily closed for redevelopment.

Our new space is smaller than our building on the Dock. Visitors can enjoy two small galleries and a family area. We have family activities alongside talks, tours and creative workshops. All events and activities are inspired by the unique collections held by Tate and RIBA.

You can find great gifts in our gallery shop, which is ready to welcome visitors.

We hope you can join us.

What's on

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Getting Here

Address

Tate Liverpool + RIBA North
Mann Island
Liverpool L3 1BP

Directions

Approaching from the Strand, continue straight on Strand Street until you reach Mann Island. Turn left and you'll reach the Mann Island development, a complex of three black buildings that sit between the Strand, the Canning Dock and the Museum of Liverpool.

Bike racks are located close to the gallery, opposite the entrance to the Museum of Liverpool, beside the Great Western Railway building.

Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is the closest bus station, but some buses drop off at the Pier Head, right next door to the gallery. Check the for details of local bus services.

The nearest train station to Tate Liverpool is James Street station, Liverpool L27PQ, which is approximately 2 minutes away. Liverpool Lime Street station, Liverpool's mainline railway station, is approximately 20 minutes away. Moorfields station, served by the Northern and Wirral Lines, is approximately 5 minutes away. Check the for details of local rail services.

Mersey Ferries from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral call at the Pier Head, which is approximately 2 minutes away. Check the for details of ferry services.

To get to Tate Liverpool + RIBA North, follow the brown signs to the Waterfront. The following car park is near Tate Liverpool + RIBA North:


, with 2,000 underground spaces: 35 Strand Street, Liverpool L1 8LT. Visitors to Tate Liverpool can park at Q Park and receive a 20% discount for up to 24 hours. Enter code TATELO20 on Q Park’s website to pre-book your discounted parking.

The nearest coach station is on North Street (Liverpool City Centre), served by National Express coaches. More .

Visitors may also like to make use of Liverpool’s Shopmobility service, on the third floor of the Liverpool ONE shopping centre. Equipment must be booked in advance and there is a charge. More .

Admission information

Entry details

There is no need to book to visit Tate Liverpool + RIBA North. Our displays are free to visit.

enjoy 10% off in our shop, simply bring along your card.

If you're aged 16-25, sign up for free to ߣߣƵapp and enjoy 10% off in our shop. Our shop is cashless - you can only pay by card or contactless.

Bag size policy

For reasons of safety and security the following are not permitted in the building:

  • bags larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm)
  • sports or recreational equipment (musical instruments)
  • large wheelie bags or boxes
  • foldable bicycles, large skateboards and child or adult scooters

Security

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

Tate Liverpool + RIBA North will be closed on 23 and 24 July while we install our new display Brickworks.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–17.50

Visiting tips

In Tate Liverpool + RIBA North

Accessibility

Accessible car parking and drop-off

There are two dedicated Blue Badge parking spaces located on Brunswick Street, which is 5 minutes away from Tate Liverpool + RIBA North. See the for details about Blue Badge parking.

A , with 2,000 underground spaces: 35 Strand Street, Liverpool L1 8LT. Visitors to Tate Liverpool + RIBA North can park at Q Park and receive a 20% discount on parking for up to 24 hours. Enter code TATELO20 on Q Park’s website to prebook your discounted parking.

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Entrances to Tate Liverpool + RIBA North

Tate Liverpool is temporarily located at RIBA North, Mann Island.

  • There are no steep gradients on approaches to Tate Liverpool
  • There is level access to the gallery
  • The main doors are operated manually
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Wheelchair provision

Wheelchairs are available to borrow during your gallery visit.

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Assistance dogs

We welcome assistance dogs and support animals in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.

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Autism

To help plan your visit to Tate Liverpool, have a look at our visual story. It includes photographs and information of what you can expect from a visit to the gallery.

  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the front desk
  • We can provide a quiet space, please ask a member of staff

Email visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk

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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Large print

We provide a range of text in large including information panels, labels and leaflets.

  • All artwork labels are available in large print - just ask a member of staff
  • Magnifiers are available in our gallery spaces, as well as overlays in a variety of colours. Please ask a member of staff for help
  • We are working on delivering access tours. Details of these tours will be available here.
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Deaf and hard of hearing visitors

BSL interpretation and captioning are offered where possible.

We are working on delivering access tours. Details of these tours will be available here.

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Dyslexic visitors

  • We can provide various colours of transparent overlays, which may benefit some visitors with dyslexia when reading black and white text captions and leaflets.
  • All artwork labels are available in large print at the entrance to each exhibition or display.

Just ask a member of staff.

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Facilities at Tate Liverpool + RIBA North

Entrance

A member of staff will be in the entrance and happy to help with any questions you have about the artworks, building and facilities.

  • There is level access into the building from the entrance
  • Lighting levels are bright

Toilets

Unisex toilets are located behind gallery 2 on the first floor, which can be accessed via the stairs or lift.
The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible toilet

There is an accessible toilet behind gallery 2 on the first floor at Tate Liverpool + RIBA North, which all visitors can use.

This toilet is unisex. A key is not required for this toilet.

The door to the accessible adapted toilet opens outwards and is locked by a locking handle. As you face the toilet pan there is lateral transfer space of one metre on the left.

The tap type is sensory activated. There is a functional emergency alarm. Wall mounted grab rails are on both sides of the toilet.

Other features are placed at the following heights above floor level:

  • Toilet seat: 50 cm.
  • Hand dryer: less than 100 cm.
  • Toilet roll holder: less than100 cm.
  • Sink: less than 74 cm.

The contrast between the walls and floor is good. Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

Changing Places toilet

The closest toilet​ is at the , located on their ground floor. Information is available on the Museum of Liverpool website. There is also a Changing places toilet available at the and in Liverpool One, which is located in the .

Baby care facilities

There is one toilet with baby changing facilities at Tate Liverpool + RIBA North, located behind gallery 2 on the first floor.

Floors

The ground and first floor are accessible to the public.

  • There 23 steps between the ground floor and the first floor
  • The steps are clearly marked
  • The lighting level is bright

Lift

There is one lift located at the back of the ground floor.

The lifts is prioritised for people who are not able to use the stairs.

  • The lift is approximately 16 metres from the entrance
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm by 110cm
  • There is a mirror in the lift to aid reversing out
  • The lift has an audible announcer
  • The external call buttons are at a low level at the side of the lift
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright

Skateboards, scooters, and folding bike policy

Electric skateboards, scooters and folding bikes are not permitted in the building.

Seating

Portable folding stools are available on request – ask a member of staff or at the information desks.

Shop

There is level access to the Shop at Tate Liverpool + RIBA North and ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

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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, 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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Website

Please read our accessibility statement for our website

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Contact us

Email visiting.liverpool@tate.org.uk

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