London (United Kingdom)

Tate Modern

Tate is an institution that houses, in a network of four art galleries, the United Kingdom's national collection of British art, and international modern and contemporary art. It is not a government institution, but its main sponsor is the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Since it opened in May 2000, more than 40 million people have visited Tate Modern. It is one of the UK’s top three tourist attractions and generates an estimated £100 million in economic benefits to London annually. In 2009 Tate embarked on a major project to develop Tate Modern. Working again with Herzog & de Meuron, the transformed Tate Modern makes use of the power station’s spectacular redundant oil tanks, increasing gallery space and providing much improved visitor facilities.
Tate Modern Exterior

Access preferences

For blind and visually impaired visitors (Complementary Offer)

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. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place and all large print guides will be quarrantined for 72 hours after use.

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.
Magnifiers and Coloured Overlays

Magnifiers and coloured overlays are from all exhibition entrances. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place. Please ask a member of the team for more information.

For deaf and hearing impaired visitors (Complementary Offer)

Hearing loops

The ticket desk are fitted with a hearing loop.

General Accessibility in the Museum (Accessibility)

Accessible car parking

There are twelve parking spaces for disabled visitors, accessed via Park 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 10.30–17.00)
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, 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. RADAR keys are available from staff at the South Entrance on Level 1 and ticket desks on Level 0.

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

Entrance

Entrance is via the Turbine Hall; visitors who have access needs may use the South entrance of the Blavatnik Building, via Park Street.

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:

Email ticketing@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 – option 1 (daily 10.30–17.00)

Our phone line supports the use of speech recognition app

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

oilets

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

A Changing Places toilet is available on Level 0 Natalie Bell Building. You can access the toilet using a RADAR key. RADAR keys are available from the 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

Lifts

There are four lifts in the Natalie Bell Building, by the main stairs on each floor. You can reach the lifts from the Turbine Hall. These lifts are being prioritised for people who are not able to use the stairs or escalators
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

Seating

There are seats and benches throughout the gallery.
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. Please clean the stool before and after use using the cleaning station provided.

Contact info

Tate Modern,
Bankside,
London, United Kingdom.
+44 20 7887 8888
information@tate.org.uk
https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern