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, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.
What you can see
This route begins with the oldest paintings in Tate’s collection, from Tudor times. It continues through the tumultuous 17th and 18th centuries, including artists such as William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds. The final room recreates the experience of a Victorian exhibition and includes many of the best-loved works in Tate’s collection, including Ophelia and Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose.
There will also be an opportunity to see Steve McQueen’s Year 3 and from 24 August the Spotlight display, Edward Allington and Pablo Bronstein.
Please note the rooms covering 1890 to 1930 are currently closed for refurbishment.
Rooms in this route
Start the journey through 500 years of British art with artworks from 1540–1650
Explore a time of artistic change in Britain, from 1650–1730
See British artworks from 1730–1765, including paintings by Hogarth
Discover paintings from 1760–1780, a period led by the artist Joshua Reynolds
Experience artworks from the war period of 1780–1810
See landscape painting and great neoclassical works from 1810–1840
Experience the feel of a Victorian exhibition, with artworks from 1840–1890
At Tate Britain
The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years
Discover movements that have defined a century of British art