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Entry to Tate Liverpool is free but you need to book your ticket.

Our displays are free and you can book your free ticket on our website or over the phone on +44 (0)151 702 7400.

You have to pay for our special exhibitions. Our current special exhibition is JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters.

Members do not need to book. If you're a member you will need to bring your membership card.

Tate Liverpool is open Monday – Sunday, apart from 24–26 December when we are closed.

You can visit us from 10.00–17.50.

It is quietest at the start and end of the day.

You can call us on +44 (0)151 702 7400 to find out:

how busy the gallery will be that day

what the quietest time slot will be

outside of Tate Liverpool on the Albert Dock, the walk way is industrial with big columns and there is a neon sign for Tate overhead.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

a parent and child wearing face coverings walking into the gallery.

You may want to bring a face mask.

You don't have to wear a mask but we encourage you to if you are comfortable doing so.

A photograph of the lockers at Tate Liverpool

There are lockers in our ground floor reception room, which is a small room located to the right of our box office.

You can store your items there whilst you explore the gallery.

Card machine and a sign saying please use contactless payments.

You can pay by cash, card, or contactless.

You may want to buy food or something from the shop.

tate liverpool on the albert dock as seen from across the water. there are boats in the water and the sky is blue.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

Tate Liverpool is on the Royal Albert Dock. It is next to the water, you may see lots of boats in the dock.

The Royal Albert Dock can be busy with people visiting the nearby shops and restaurants.

You can find directions for how to get to Tate Liverpool on our Tate Liverpool gallery page.

the side of Tate Liverpool, a red brick industrial building held up by large red pillars. To the right is a large sculpture made up of brightly coloured rocks stacked vertically. The sky behind is blue with white fluffy clouds.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

Outside of the gallery you will see a sculpture by Ugo Rondinone. It is a tall stack of brightly coloured rocks.

The Albert dock outside of Tate liverpool with a Tate sign.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

Outside of the gallery there is a red and white neon sign.

It repeats Tate in a circle.

Entrance to Tate Liverpool. Two revolving glass doors with a bright orange frame. There is a pillar in front of the doors

This is the Tate Liverpool entrance.

There are revolving doors. There is an accessible entrance to the side.

A close up of a member of staff scanning an exhibition ticket on a mobile phone.

When you're inside a member of staff will scan your ticket.

You can show your ticket printed or on your mobile phone.

A photograph of the lockers at Tate Liverpool

You can put your coat and bag in one of our lockers. It is free to use.

The lockers are in our ground floor reception room, which is a small room located to the right of our box office.

A photograph of the box office at Tate Liverpool

This is our box office. It is on the right as you enter the building.

You can ask for help or information here. You can also buy exhibition tickets. You can ask to borrow ear defenders here.

Sometimes there are queues to get to the box office, and you might need to wait for a bit.

Staff wear a black uniform and an orange lanyard with Tate staff written on it. They may be wearing a mask or they may not.

A photograph looking up at the stairs from the basement at Tate Liverpool

You can take the stairs.

A photograph of the lifts on the ground floor of Tate Liverpool

You can use the lifts.

If you want to sit down in the galleries, you can pick up a folding stool. Folding stools are available on every floor by the lifts.

You can use our communication cards to ask for directions to facilities in the gallery. These include toilet, café, 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.

There are two colour versions and are available to download onto your device or print at home. Use whichever version you find easiest to read.

We have lots of people visiting the gallery.

There may be families visiting.

There may be visitors talking.

There may be people taking photos.

Tate Liverpool foyer with lots of visitors inside.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

Some areas can get noisy but other parts of the gallery are quiet.

Ask staff if you would like to be taken to a quieter area.

You will see different types of modern and contemporary art.

There might be text on the walls to help explain the art. If the text is too small for you to read, ask a member of staff for a magnifier or a large print guide.

There are views onto the Royal Albert Dock or River Mersey from the windows.

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You cannot touch the artworks.

You cannot eat in the gallery.

You cannot drink in the gallery.

You cannot take photos with flash in the gallery.

In some exhibitions you cannot take any photos. You can check with a member of staff before you enter.

A photograph of a family looking at an artwork by Bob and Roberta Smith

© Gareth Jones

Look out for markings on the floor or wire barriers around some artworks. This is so you do not get too close to the art.

The wire barriers may make a sound if it is crossed. This is to help you know to step back.

There is an accessible toilet on the basement, ground, first, and second floors. There are also baby change facilities on the basement, first and second floors.

There is an accessible toilet on every floor. There is a gender-neutral toilet on the basement floor.

the inside of a changing places accessible toilet. The room includes a hoist.

There is a changing places toilet on the ground floor.

All toilets have hand dryers which you may find noisy.

The Clore Learning Centre is a space for families. It is on the first floor.

In here artists have made different activities for you. You can take them with you to help you explore the gallery.

There are sofas and squashy bean bags here where you can sit down and relax.

Sometimes it's dark, sometimes it's light.

Tate Liverpool shop.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

The Café is on the ground floor. You have to walk through the shop to get there.

It can be crowded and noisy some of the time, especially at lunch time.

In the Café you can order your food and drinks at the counter.

The person behind the counter will give you a number on a stand.

Take the stand with you to your table and the Café staff will bring your order to you.

2 people are sat on sofas having drinks on a coffee table. Behind there are large windows which look onto the water in the Albert Dock.

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

In the summer you can choose to sit inside or outside.

You can only eat food that is bought in the café here.

open entrance to the shop at tate liverpool

Photo: © Rikard Österlund

The shop is by the entrance to the gallery.

You can buy books, homeware, prints and postcards in the shop.

In the event of an evacuation, a loud alarm will sound. Staff will ask you to exit the gallery via the nearest door and wait outside.

They will let you know when it is safe to go back inside the building.

A photograph of the exit door at Tate Liverpool

When you are ready to leave, the exit is on the ground floor.

We hope you enjoy your visit!