The sheer number and vulnerable nature of drawings, watercolours and prints in Tate’s collection means that only a small selection can be shown in the galleries at any one time. Visitors are however welcome to look at works on paper whether for pleasure or academic study, in the Prints and Drawings Rooms. The Prints and Drawings Room holdings range from from sketchbooks and watercolours by visionary nineteenth century artist J.M.W. Turner, to modern and contemporary prints and drawings by leading international artists. To find out which artworks are available to see in the Prints and Drawings Room visit Art & Artists and look out for artworks flagged with 'view by appointment'.
All visitors are welcome to access these artworks, but are asked to make an appointment in advance of their visit. Groups of up to 12 can be accommodated with advance notice. We advise you to check before you visit that the artworks you wish to see are available.
First time visitors are required to complete a registration form and to produce one of the following proofs of identity: a passport/national identity card, a driving licence or a student card.
Wheelchairs are easily accommodated. If you have any specific access requirements, please contact us ahead of your visit.
Upper floor of the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain
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Uncover the stories behind Tate and its collection via artwork and items from our archives
Wander through rooms dedicated to the world’s largest collection of J.M.W Turner’s paintings
Turn the pages of digitised sketchbooks, scrapbooks and albums from Tate's fascinating archive
Enjoy food and drink, from homemade salads and pastries to locally sourced beer
Wander through the magnificent spaces of the neo-classical Duveen Galleries
A space for families to create, learn and play
Access our huge collection of library and archive items in this free-to-use study space
Find unique gifts, artist books and prints of iconic artworks
Browse a curated selection of books, postcards, exhibition merchandise and gifts for children
Play, read or take a break in a space for families
We're open again for you to treat yourself in our exclusive Members Room
The Rex Whistler Restaurant is temporarily closed until further notice
Learn about innovative digital technology and make your own art in this fun, creative space
The fully equipped Clore Auditorium offers a practical and comfortable facility for presentations and lectures