The new Switch House with the Natalie Bell Building tower in the background
Free entry

Tate Modern

We reopen on 27 July, timed tickets are required

 

Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Admission information

Entry details

Entry is free for everyone but timed tickets are currently required for all visitors including Members, Patrons and supporters.

Exhibition entry is paid and requires a timed ticket:

  • Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and entrance for companions is free
  • Members and Patrons have free entry to exhibitions but must book a timed ticket before visiting
  • Visitors aged 16–25 can join Tate Collective 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.

Booking routes

Tate Modern is currently operating one-way routes to ensure the safety of all visitors, colleagues and volunteers.

All one-way routes have step free access and entry is via the Turbine Hall ramp and exit via Level 1. Visitors may need to queue at various points in the building to ensure social distance can be maintained. If you are unable to queue, please speak to a member of the team.

Bag size policy

Our cloakroom is currently closed, please avoid bringing bulky coats or bags to the gallery.

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

  • 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 Police Project Servator teams. You can read more about our approach to safety and rules for the gallery.

Getting here

Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG

BY TUBE

Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx
Blackfriars: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx
St Paul's: Central Line, 1,100 metres approx.

BY BUS

Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
Route 381 stop on Southwark Street
Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

BY TRAIN

Blackfriars 300 metres from the South exit; 800 metres from the North exit.
London Bridge 1,100 metres approx.

BY BOAT

The Tate Boat runs every thirty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier.

BY BIKE

Cycle Hire Docking Stations are located on New Globe Street and Southwark Street.

BY TAXI

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

BY CAR

There are no parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. Public transport is the easiest way of getting to the gallery.

BY COACH

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Southwark Street, a short walk from the main entrance.

Accessibility

Accessible car parking

There are twelve parking spaces for disabled visitors to Tate Modern, accessed via Park Street. Please book these spaces at least 24 hours in advance.

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To book:

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

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

Once you have parked, please enter via the South Entrance of the Blavatnik Building across the level terrace, approximately 30 – 60 meters from the parking spaces. Two RADAR Key operated lifts link the South Entrance on Level 1 and the Ticket desks in the Turbine Hall and the cloakroom on Level 0. RADAR keys are available from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1, and from the cloakroom and ticket desks on Level 0.

If you have booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, these can also be collected from the South Entrance.

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Entrance

All entrance is currently via the Turbine Hall.

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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.

Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place and so you may be asked to wait whilst the wheelchair, scooter or walker is prepared.

To book:

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

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps

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Facilities at Tate Modern

Information desks

Information desks are located near the River entrance on Level 1 and in the Turbine Hall on Level 0. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.

Toilets

Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor, on the concourses.

A Changing Places toilet is available on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building. Visitors can access the toilet using their RADAR key. RADAR keys are available from the cloakroom and ticket desks on Level 0, and from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1.

It offers:

  • Plenty of room for carers
  • Full room coverage electric hoist equipment
  • Height adjustable changing bench
  • Paper roll
  • Height adjustable wash hand basin
  • Non-slip floor
  • Privacy screen
  • Seating

Baby changing facilities

  • The Baby Care Room is located on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building.
  • Additional nappy-changing facilities are available in all toilets on each floor.

Lifts

  • There are four lifts in the Natalie Bell Building part of the building situated by the main stairs on each floor. You can reach the lifts from the River entrance, the Turbine Hall entrance and the Café entrance .
  • There are eight lifts in the Blavatnik Building, situated by the main stairs on each floor
  • Two RADAR Key operated lifts link the South Entrance on Level 1 and the Ticket desks in the Turbine Hall on Level 0. RADAR keys are available from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1, and from the cloakroom and ticket desks on Level 0

Cloakroom and Lockers

The cloakroom is located on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building. The service is free of charge.

  • You may be requested to leave briefcases, bags or umbrellas in the cloakroom.
  • Buggies can also be stored there, subject to space availability.
  • Self-service lockers are located in the Tanks lobby on Level 0 Blavatnik Building.
  • The use of the lockers is free of charge with the requirement of a £1 deposit.
  • Bags larger than cabin bag size (55cm x 40cm x 20cm), sports or recreational equipment (musical instruments), large wheelie bags or boxes are not permitted into the gallery.
  • Foldable bicycles, large skate boards and child or adult scooters are permitted into the building but must be deposited in the cloakroom.

Seating

  • There are seats and benches throughout Tate Modern galleries, Turbine Hall and the concourses.
  • Folding seats are available – just ask a member of staff or pick up a stool from the racks located on the concourses on levels 2, 3 and 4.

Telephones

  • There is a card and cash pay phone on Level 1 in the Natalie Bell Building, under the staircase in the lift lobby.
  • They are equipped with volume control and inductive couplers, and are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Staff at the Information desks will call the Dial-a-Ride service for visitors.

Water fountains

  • There are water fountains by the toilets on levels 2, 3 and 4 in the Natalie Bell Building.

  • There are no water fountains in the Blavatnik Building.

Restaurant, Café and Espresso Bar

  • The Kitchen and Bar on Level 6 Natalie Bell Building and the Restaurant on Level 9 Blavatnik Building are both accessible via lifts. Both have waiter service.
  • Café on level 1 Natalie Bell Building and the Terrace Bar on Level 1 Blavatnik Building are accessible from street level. The Espresso Bar on Level 3 Natalie Bell Building is accessible via lifts in the Natalie Bell Building. All are self-service, but staff are happy to help if you need assistance.

Tate Modern shops

There are four shops at Tate Modern:

  • the Terrace shop on Level 1, Blavatnik Building
  • the Turbine Hall shop on Level 0, Natalie Bell Building
  • the River Shop on Level 1, Natalie Bell Building
  • the Exhibition Shop on Level 3, Natalie Bell Building

Member Facilities

The Members Room is located on Level 8 Blavatnik Building. Lifts are available on every floor.

The Members Bar is located on Level 5 Natalie Bell Building. Lifts are available on every floor.

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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Guide dogs

We welcome guide dogs. A drinking bowl is available at the cloakroom on level 0 – just ask a member of staff.

Enlarged print gallery plans are available on request from the Information desks.

Large print guides

Large print exhibition guides are available at all special exhibitions at Tate Modern. Please ask at the exhibition entrance.

Large print guides for the special exhibitions are also available on our website: visit the relevant exhibition page and click on the blue box 'Read the exhibition guide' half way through the page; 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 the Information desks and the exhibition entrances.

Touch tours

Touch Tours introduce visually impaired visitors to the thematic arrangement of the displays. Tours engage with the ideas, materials and techniques of the art on display.

Touch tours typically include a sculpture that can be explored through direct handling and a number of other two and three dimensional works that are explored using a combination of raised images, handling objects, description and discussion.

We ask that visitors book at least a week in advance, although it may be possible to arrange tours at shorter notice. Tours can be arranged for any time during normal gallery opening hours.

To book call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (option 2 (9.45-18.00, daily)

Audio described tours

Audio described tours explore works on display in the permanent collection and exhibitions.

Check the list of tours available on the What’s on pages.

Tours take place seated in the gallery and are delivered by visually impaired artists. Hearing loops and amplifiers are available.

Sighted companions and guide dogs are welcome.

Audio described tours at Tate Modern occur 4 times a year. Each tour lasts around one hour.

Please join us in the Community Room (in the Blavatnik building, next to Terrace Café) for tea and coffee from 15.30 before the tour.

Audio described tours at Tate are free. No booking required.

If you have any other access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Public Programmes: publicprogrammes@tate.org.uk and use the subject line ACCESS or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888.

We also have an online audio description tour for key works at Tate Modern.

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

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

  • Information desks
  • Auditorium
  • Hearing loops are also available on most gallery tours

Find out whether an event at Tate Modern has a hearing loop in the What’s on pages.

BSL talks

Join our BSL talks to discover works on display in the permanent collection and the special exhibitions.

Tate trained guides deliver tours at Tate Modern in spoken English with British Sign Language interpretation. Hearing loops and amplifiers are available.

Each tour lasts around one hour.

Check the list of tours available on the What’s on pages to learn about dates, time and meeting point.

BSL Talks at Tate are free. No booking required.

If you have any other access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Public Programmes: publicprogrammes@tate.org.uk and use the subject line ACCESS or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888.

Signing Art training programme

Signing Art was a training programme for Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) users interested in developing the skills needed to become gallery guides. The programme included sessions on; research skills for art, professionalism, and how to best present to a Deaf audience in a gallery setting. These three sessions have been replicated as videos here in BSL or with BSL translation throughout as a reference for those interested in learning more.

Signing Art is supported by the Skills Funding Agency

Signing Art Project In a Box: A guide on how to implement your own training programme

Supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

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Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available from the cloakroom – just ask a member of staff.

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Visitors with learning disabilities

Tate Modern offers a range of free talks and workshops which are available to relevant groups through Tate Modern’s community programme.

These include gallery talks introducing current exhibitions and artist-led workshops involving a high degree of participation through discussion and hands-on activities.

These sessions can be tailored to the needs of a wide range of groups.

Attendees currently include mental health service users, people who experience homelessness, adults with learning difficulties and ESOL (English as a Second Language) groups.

We can accommodate individual group members who have a visual or hearing impairment.

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Epilepsy and Seizures

Please note that loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in some artworks at Tate Modern.

The Blavatnik Building lifts and Level 2 concourse contain an artwork that uses intense pure yellow lighting (mono-frequency lighting). Please speak to a member of staff if you require an alternative route.

The artwork, Big Bang Fountain, in the Olafur Eliasson: In real life exhibition, includes flashing lights.

For more information in advance of your visit, contact the Information team - call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (09.45–18.00 daily) or email information@tate.org.uk. Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps.

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Dyslexic visitors

  • Coloured overlays and magnifiers are available at the Information desks and at the special exhibition entrances.
  • Large print captions are available in all special exhibitions. Ask at the exhibition entrance.
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Autism

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Access Events

Access Events such as BSL talks Touch tours, Audio described tours, and Community groups are not currently being offered.

Due to the need for everyone to keep a safe distance in the galleries, we are not currently running any events. We’re continuing to review provision and programmes and hope to recommence events as soon as we can.

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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 (09.45–18.00 daily)

For queries about:

  • general information to plan your visit

Email information@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 option 1 (09.45–18.00 daily)

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition apps.

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

If you would like to leave us a comment about your visit or your experience of our website you can send your thoughts to us in the email templates below:

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